Palestinian Nights – ليالي فلسطينيه
About the Event
Palestinian Nights is a human-rights-focused, artistic event, that aims to celebrate the Palestinian culture with poetry, dance, music,
comedy and much more.
Date: Friday, November 12
Time: 8:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Location: University of Waterloo, Fed Hall, 200 University Avenue West
Free Parking at Parking Lot R
For pictures from last Palestinian Nights, click here.
What to Wear
This is a semi-formal event. People are encouraged to wear traditional clothing pertaining to their country of origin. However, this is not a necessity.
Why Palestinian Nights?
We are holding this event to celebrate the Palestinian culture and remind the world that the Palestinians will never forget their home and origin, and will continue to peacefully resist the Israeli occupation for however long it takes to find justice, peace and equality.
We are also holding this event to allow Palestinians who were born and raised in Canada to experience the Palestinian culture that they never got to enjoy due to their inability to return to their Israeli-occupied land.
Limited number of tickets available, so buy yours fast! Tickets are available now at the WPIRG office (SLC room 2139)
Adult Tickets: $40
Student Tickets: $25*
Family Special (2 adults, 2 students): $100
Under 8 = Free !
*Students refers to primary, middle and high school students as well as University and College Students.
Students must present their ID with their ticket at the door.
Families buying a family special must arrive at the event together.
This event is brought to you by UW’s Students for Palestinian Rights (SFPR) and UW’s Public Interest Research Group (WPIRG).
For more about SFPR and its activities, visit uwsfpr.wordpress.com
For more about WPIRG and its activities, visit http://wpirg.org/
For questions about the event, or about SFPR, contact email@example.com or Dana Sammur, + 1 (226) 808 1930
How will the event’s atmosphere be like?
This event is a semi-formal one catered to both students and families. There will be a number of English and Arabic performances (some very serious, and some very comedic), and quite a bit of time to socialize with other families, students and human rights activists. There will also be music, dancing, and lots of entertainment! You do not want to miss this event!
Is this event only for Palestinians? Is this event only for Arabic-speaking people?
Definitely not! The majority of the event’s organizers are not Palestinian, and quite a few are not middle-eastern and don’t speak Arabic at all. There will be both English and Arabic performances, and the Emcees will be speaking in both languages. The performances focus on human rights and vary from very serious to very funny. The music, however, will be mostly Arabic since we are trying to promote the Palestinian culture.
Where is the money from this event going?
The money from this event will be used for two purposes. 1. To invest in Palestinian businesses. 2. To hold future SFPR events, namely Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW). Money made from investing in Palestinian businesses will be donated to hospitals in the Gaza Strip.