Olfat Mahmoud 2018 Tour

Aug 1, 2018

From July to early September this year, Olfat Mahmoud, founder and director of long-time Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA partner organisation the Palestinian Women’s Humanitarian Organisation (PHWO) based at the Bourj al Bourajneh refugee camp in Lebanon, will be in Australia to talk about the present day situation of Palestinian and Syrian refugees in Lebanon. She will also talk about the Palestinian Right of Return on which her book Tears for Tarshiha is based. In her book to be launched in Australia, Olfat tells the story of her career as a registered nurse, peace activist and director of PHWO. It highlights Olfat’s life mission – to fulfil the dream of her parents and grandparents to return to their hometown, Tarshiha in Palestine.

Olfat will be visiting Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra, Melbourne with further events to be announced soon (note: events listed in chronological order).

Where and When:

Melbourne – APHEDA Fundraising Dinner  
Tuesday 24th July 6-9pm
MUA Auditorium, 46-54 Ireland Street, West Melbourne
Download flyer for Melbourne Fundraising Dinner

Melbourne – Wild Dingo Press Book Launch with former Foreign Minister Gareth Evans QC AC
Thursday 26th July 6:30-8pm
Wheeler Center, 176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

Sydney – APHEDA Fundraising Dinner 
Wednesday 1st August 6pm
Candle Light Restaurant Reception Lounge, 17 South Terrace, Punchbowl
$40 – Purchase tickets – HERE

Download flyer for Sydney Fundraising Dinner

Bowral – Rural Australian for Refugees public address/book launch 
Thursday 2nd August 7:30pm
Uniting Church, Bendooley Street, Bowral
Southern Highland News (26.7.18): ‘Olfat Mahmoud’s lifelong journey brings her to the Southern Highlands’

Brisbane – QCU Presentation and Q&A
Wednesday 8th August 6:30pm
QCU Level 2, 16 Peel Street, South Brisbane

Brisbane – Book Launch with Senator Claire Moore
Thursday 9th August 6:30-8pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary Street, West End

Sydney – Public addressOlfat Mahmoud Book Launch Sydney_NSW Parliament House_FINAL (1)
Tuesday 14th August – 1-2pm
Sydney University, Abercrombie Business School Seminar Room 2020

Sydney – Book Launch with the Honourable Bob Carr 
Tuesday 14th August – 6:30pm
Jubilee Room, NSW Parliament House
Download flyer for Sydney Book Launch 
RSVP: Louay.Moustapha@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Canberra – Book Launch hosted by Ged Kearney MP
Wednesday 22nd August 6:00-7:00pm ***PHOTO ID REQUIRED!***
Reps Committee Room 1R1, Parliament House
RSVP by 15 August to jenny.howard@aph.gov.au

Canberra – APHEDA Fundraising Dinner co-sponsored by AJPP
Thursday 23rd August 6:30pm
Delhi 6 Restaurant, 14 Childers St. Canberra City (opposite Street Theatre Cafe at ANU).
$45/$40 concession – BOOK HERE 
More info: contact Kathryn – 0417 269 948 or download flyer

Canberra – The Canberra Writers Festival: Olfat Mahmoud in Conversation with Aarti Betigeri
Saturday 25 August, 4pm

Adelaide – Tears for Tarshiha Book Launch (AFOPA/APHEDA)
Tuesday 28th August 6-9pm
Pilgrim Church, 12 Flinders St Adelaide

Adelaide – Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA Dinner and Book Talk
Thursday 30th August 6-8pm
Parawana Restaurant, 124b Henley Beach Road, Torrensville
$45 for banquet (can cater for dietary requirements) – $5 Corkage
RSVP by 10th August to aphedaadelaide@gmail.com

Sydney – Annual Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA Fundraising Dinner
Wednesday 5th September 6:30pm
UTS Aerial Function Centre
$95 per ticket/$950 per table of ten – BOOK HERE

Perth – Book Launch sponsored by Union Aid Abroad APHEDA, New Edition Bookshop and welcome by Senator Sue Lines
Thursday 6th September 6:30pm
Freemantle Town Hall

Perth – WA Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA Activist Group Annual Fundraising Dinner
Friday 7 September 6.30pm
Rothschild’s Room, Perth Zoo. BOOK HERE

Remember to follow Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA on Facebook for updates on Olfat’s tour or #OlfatOz18 on Twitter and Instagram.

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