Please join us on Thursday, November 9 for an insightful and timely discussion on Iraq with Arab-American journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner Anthony Shadid.

Anthony Shadid, Washington Post's Middle East Correspondent, went to Iraq to cover the war from the perspective of those affected most, the Iraqi people. He offers an unfiltered vision of events, absent of the inherent bias found in many embedded reports and briefings by politicians. He will share with us his first-hand experiences and perspective on the impact of the war and occupation on the people of Iraq.

He is the sole journalist to receive a Pulitzer Prize for extraordinary coverage in Iraq.

Following the discussion, the new edition of his book, "Night Draws Near: Iraq's People in the Shadow of America's War" will be available for sale and signing.

What: Iraq's Tragedy: A Talk by Anthony Shadid
When: Thursday November 9th, 6:45-9pm
Where: Baruch College, 151 25th Street, Between 3rd and Lexington Avenue. 7th floor conference room
Cost: Free to the public

This event is co-sponsored by the Arab and Middle Eastern Journalists Association (AMEJA - www.ameja.org) and Baruch's Arab Alliance.

We hope to see you there. Please stay tuned for more information.

Thank you,

The Network of Arab-American Professionals of New York
www.naaponline. org/ny | naap-ny@naaponline. org | 212.592.4052


When: Monday September 25, 2006 @ 7:00PM

Where: St. Mary's Church - 521 West 126th Street between Amsterdam and Broadway ( Take  to 125th St and go east on 125th or Take A/B/C/D to 125th St and go west on 125th to

What: During the last Ad-Hoc Coalition General Meeting held on September 6, 2006, a decision was taken to carry out an activism based educational conference in November, possibly to coincide with Call for Action during the November 9-16 international week against the Wall.
A follow-up meeting was carried out by the Program Committee on September 16, 2006.   Below are the major points that were raised and discussed during this meeting.  
The Ad-Hoc Coalition for Justice in the Middle East invites you to attend the next Conference Planning Meeting on Monday September 25, 2006 at St. Mary Church.   The meeting will include discussing various conference components including:
·       Goals
·       Date
·       Location (up date from logistics)
·       Format
·       Program (summary from educational / activism and cultural program coordinators)
·       Outreach – endorsements and mobilization of other organizations to participate
·       Coordinating Committee (and possibly point person)
For more information about the Ad-Hoc Coalition or to endorse our statement please contact us at JusticeME@gmail.com.  Please join us …Your input is essential to making this action a success !!!!