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James Graff Memorial Lecture 2019

October 30, 2019

JGML 2019 – We are excited to announce the speaker for this year’s iteration of the annual James Graff Memorial Lecture. Samah Sabawi is an award-winning playwright, poet, political analyst and human rights advocate. She has written and produced the critically acclaimed plays Cries from the Land, Three Wishes, and Tales of a City by the Sea. She has co-authored the books: Journey to Peace in Palestine, and I Remember by Name: Poetry by Samah Sabawi which won the prestigious 2016 Palestine Book Awards.

The lecture will take place on
November 28th at 7:30pm at the
Victoria College Chapel in Toronto.

Samah is a Policy Advisor to Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network, and member of the board of directors for the National Council on Canada Arab Relations (NCCAR). Her past work includes being public advocate for Australians for Palestine, Executive Director for (NCCAR) and Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the Canadian Foreign Service Institute’s Centre for Intercultural Learning.

Samah Sabawi has won multiple community appreciation awards both in Canada and in Australia for her activism for human rights and social justice. She is a PhD candidate at Victoria University.

Tickets are available for purchase here.

The event can be live-streamed through United in Learning through online registration at: 

CFOS is also sponsoring a Toronto production of Samah’s hit play Tales of a City by the Sea.
You can find more information and ticket links here.

This event is co-sponsored by Emmanuel College, a theological college of Victoria University in the University of Toronto.

This event is endorsed by:

  • Basilian Center for Peace and Justice
  • Beit Zatoun
  • Canadian BDS Coalition
  • Canada Palestine Association Vancouver
  • Catholics for Justice and Peace in the Holy Land
  • Christian Peacemaker Teams
  • Just Peace Advocates
  • Oakville Palestinian Rights Association
  • Palestine Just Trade
  • Socialist Action
  • United Network for Justice and Peace in Palestine and Israel (UNJPPI)
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