May 17, 2005 – 7:30 p.m.
5602 6th Ave.
Subway: Take the N or the R trains to 59th St. stop.
Ali Qased, long-time activist and organizer for Palestinian national rights and a true revolutionary, died at the age of 62 in the early hours of Sunday, April 3rd, 2005, after a long struggle with a debilitating illness. He succumbed to complications from heart failure at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson, New Jersey.
On Tuesday, May 17th, 2005, a little over 40 days after his death, the Palestine activists of New York and New Jersey will host a memorial in his honor. Friends, family, and colleagues from across the country will descend on a popular Arab community in Brooklyn, site of much of his organizing, to renew their solidarity and their determination to continue fighting for liberation, and to honor his life’s work.
We solicit written messages of solidarity to be collected in a memorial scrapbook, and we invite sympathizing local, national and international organizations to send representatives to this important event where we will celebrate the life of one of our own ? a rich life that contributed to the culture of liberation worldwide.
Sponsors: Al-Awda, the Palestine Right to Return Coalition; New Jersey Solidarity – Activists for the Liberation of Palestine; the New York Committee to Defend Palestine; Palestine Solidarity Group – Chicago; Arab Community Center – Chicago