“We have not forgotten, we will not forget. Veins like roots of olive trees, we will return. That is not a threat, not a wish, a hope or a dream, but a promise.”
-Remi Kanazi, from his poem ‘Nakba’
Nakba 75 – Exist, Resist, Return
6.30pm UK time, Tuesday 9th May 2023
An online event. Register here: https://bit.ly/Nakba75-9May-Event
On May 15th Palestinians across the globe will be commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Nakba, the process of ethnic cleansing, colonisation and dispossession that saw over 750,000 Palestinians driven into exile and more than 500 towns and villages wiped from the map.
The Nakba is marked not just as an historical event but as a continuing process of oppression enacted over the past 75 years though ongoing colonisation of land, enforcement of apartheid and military occupation.
Join us for this online event to hear from Palestinian movement leaders, poets, scholars and activists from across historic Palestine and the diaspora who will share their personal histories and tell us how they confront the ongoing Nakba in their life and work.
Speakers will include:
Professor Kamel Hawwash – PSC Chair and academic
Sami Abou Shahadeh – Historian and Head of Balad/Tajamou’ party
Muna Dajani – Palestinian water and environmental justice scholar
Selma Dabbagh – Poet/Writer and Head of Strategy at International Centre of Justice for Palestinians
Register today: https://bit.ly/Nakba75-9May-Event