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Saturday
21
APR

AMP NJ Banquet: 70 Years of Nakba

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We are excited to announce our highlight event of the year! The year 2018 marks the 70th anniversary of our struggle towards liberation and the beginning of a new era of activism. Bring your families and friends for a night of education, entertainment, and unity for Palestine!

AMP-NJ 2018 Speakers:

Sheikh Abdul Nasir Jangda: Abdul Nasir Jangda is the founder and director of Qalam Institute. After graduating from high school, he went to Karachi to study the Alim Course at Jamia Binoria. He graduated from the rigorous 7 year program in 2002 at the top of his class and with numerous Ijaazaat (Licenses) in various Islamic Sciences. Along with the Alim Course he concurrently completed a B.A. and M.A. in Arabic from Karachi University. He also obtained a Masters in Islamic Studies from the University of Sindh.

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill: One of the leading intellectual voices in the country. Since his days as a youth in Philadelphia, Dr. Hill has been a social justice activist and organizer. He is currently the host of BET News and a political contributor for CNN. In addition to being an award-winning journalist, Dr. Marc Lamont Hill is also the author of the NYT bestseller: "Nobody: Casualties of America's War on the Vulnerable". Dr. Hill holds a Phd (with distinction) from the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on the intersections between culture, politics, and education in the United States and the Middle East.

Dr. Osama Abu Irshaid: National Policy Director and a board member of American Muslims for Palestine (AMP). He lectures frequently on Middle East and American politics. He is a regular commentator on Palestinian and Middle Eastern affairs as well as on the American domestic and foreign policy on various Arabic satellite TV channels such as Al Jazeera. He authored or co authored several books in Arabic and he published dozens of studies and articles in Arabic and English, on issues relevant to the Middle East and its political climate.

Kefah Zreeqy: Renowned singer straight from JERUSALEM!

BONUS: This year, we will also have a parallel educational children's program ages 13 and under.