Canadian Arab Federation (CAF) Fundraising Dinner 2009: Our Right to Speak | 19 June 2009

Canadian Arab Federation (CAF)

Fundraising Dinner 2009: Our Right to Speak

Join us for an amazing night of food, entertainment, and discussion as part of the
Canadian Arab Federation Fundraising Dinner.

There will be Arab-themed music with traditional instruments as well as speakers who will address social justice issues.

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Barbara Jackman is an experienced immigration and refugee lawyer based in Toronto. She was called to the bar in 1978 and practices in the area of immigration and refugee protection law through her law firm, Jackman & Associates. Ms. Jackman has represented clients in a number of high profile cases involving Canada’s anti-terrorism laws and immigration security certificates. She also represented CAF and George Galloway in their cases against Jason Kenney.

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NAOMI KLEIN  is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author of the New York Times and #1 international bestseller, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. Published worldwide in September 2007, The Shock Doctrine is being translated in 27 languages. It was a finalist for several prizes including the 2007 LA Times Book Award, New York Public Library Bernstein Award for Journalism, and the National Business Book Award (Canada). In 2008 it won the Canadian Booksellers Association’s Libris Award for Non-Fiction Book of the Year and is longlisted for the inaugural 2009 Warwick Prize for Writing (UK). The six minute companion film, created by Alfonso Cuaron, director of Children of Men, was an Official Selection of the 2007 Venice Biennale and Toronto International Film Festivals and was a viral phenomenon, downloaded over a million times.

Her first book No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies was also an international bestseller, translated into over 28 languages with more than a million copies in print. A collection of her work, Fences and Windows: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Globalization Debate was published in 2002.

Naomi Klein writes a regular column for The Nation and The Guardian that is syndicated internationally by The New York Times Syndicate. In 2004, her reporting from Iraq for Harper’s Magazine won the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism. Also in 2004, she co-produced The Take with director Avi Lewis, a feature documentary about Argentina’s occupied factories. The film was an Official Selection of the Venice Biennale and won the Best Documentary Jury Prize at the American Film Institute’s Film Festival in Los Angeles.

ADIL CHARKOUI is a Moroccan-born permanent citizen of Canada who was arrested by the Canadian government under a security certificate in May 2003. He graduated with an MA from Université de Montréal and is a French teacher. He is married and has three children.

Date: Friday, June 19, 2009

Time:7:00pm – 11:00pm

Location: Ambrosia Steakhouse and Seafood

Street: 2120 Dundas Street East L4X 1L9

City/Town: Mississauga, ON

ll Ticket Prices ll

Student Rate: $35.00
General Rate: $75.00


1)      Call CAF at 416-493-8635

2)     Visit CAF’s office: 1057 McNicoll Ave. Scarborough ON

3)     Visit Palestine House: 3195 Erindale Station Rd. Mississauga ON

4)     Pay through paypal here


(Please indicate that payment is for “Ticket for CAF Fundraiser Dinner”)


CAF raises awareness of issues that affect the Canadian Arab community and achieves this objective through education, public awareness, media relations and non-partisan government relations

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