Palestinian Cultural Gala 2023 
Join us as we end off Palestine Awareness Week with our final event, Palestinian Cultural Gala. As we pay tribute to our theme, "Power to Our Freedom Fighters, Glory to our Martyrs," it will be a night dedicated to honoring Palestinian heritage and resistance with live speakers and performers, entertainment, dinner, bazaar, open dance floor, and much more as we raise funds for The Freedom Theatre.

This event was organized by registered Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) from various universities in Michigan.
Fairlane Banquet Center
700 Town Center Dr, Dearborn, MI 48126
Date & Time
February 17, 2023, 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Freedom Theatre?
The Freedom Theatre is a theatre and cultural centre in Jenin refugee camp, occupied Palestine. They stage professional theatre productions, hold theatre workshops in the refugee camp, Jenin town and villages, offer training in acting, pedagogy and photography, and publish books, exhibitions and short films.

Since they opened their doors in 2006, they have made theatre and visual art available to every young person in Jenin refugee camp. Their work has made Jenin refugee camp known in Palestine and internationally for innovative, thought-provoking theatre and media productions. They have created a generation of artists and leaders, who one day will be at the forefront of the Palestinian liberation movement.

Jenin refugee camp is one of the most oppressed areas of occupied Palestine – but also one of the most resilient. We know first-hand that there is immense potential in using the arts as a means of enriching the human spirit and coming together as a community to mobilize for change. Your contribution helps The Freedom Theatre provide creative activities for Palestinian young people, in theatre, photography, film, writing and much more. You enable them to stage professional theatre productions and bring Palestinian voices out to the world. Your support is absolutely essential to our ability to continue improving the lives of new generations through the arts.

All proceeds raised during the event will go towards funding the non-profit organization, the Freedom Theatre, in their strive towards uplifting the Palestinian population in Jenin.

For more information on The Freedom Theatre, please visit their website here.
Can I receive a refund?
We will not be providing refunds for any tickets. All tickets are final sale. 
What should I wear?
The dress code is cultural attire or black/formal attire. Show up in your thobes and keffiyehs or any formal attire that makes you feel your best. 
How will the seating arrangements work?
The seats will be assigned as tickets are bought. If you would like to sit with certain individuals, you will need to purchase your groups tickets within one transaction. The website allows you to select the number of tickets for your group and allows you to specify the name of each individual. If you do not purchase a ticket as a group, there is a great chance you will not be seated together. When seats are assigned, we expect and appreciate you to stay in the seat assigned to keep an orderly night.
I would like to reserve an entire table for my group, how can I do that?
Each table holds a maximum of 11 people. When you purchase your tickets, select the number 11 as your ticket quantity and we will ensure those 11 seats at a table will be saved for your party.
Is there parking?
There is plenty of parking at Fairlane banquet hall and we expect this to be enough for all attendees. 
What Universities are collaborating?
This Gala is a collaboration between SJPs across Michigan including the Kalamazoo Community College, Michigan State University, Oakland University, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, University of Michigan - Dearborn, University of Detroit Mercy, Wayne State University and Western Michigan University.
What will be served for dinner?
Fattoush salad, Hummus w/ pita, Mixed Veggies, Oven Baked Potatoes, Chicken Breast w/ Creamy Mushroom Gravy, and Beef Tenderloin w/ Rice.

*The food is Halal certified. 
What type of items will be sold at the bazaar?
Palestinian attire, jewelry, clothing, art work Kanafa, etc. 
Join us on February 17
We look forward to hosting you!

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