Worldwide events mark 60 years of the Palestinian Nakba

 

U.S.A: Seattle, WA ** New York City ** Anaheim, California

Palestine: Tulkarem ** Jerusalem ** Ramallah ** Tubas ** West Bank

Australia: Melbourne** Adelaide     Canada: Toronto ** Victoria (BC)     Scotland: Giffnock

UK: London     Italy: Turin ** Rome     Indonesia: Jakarta     Lebanon: All refugee camps

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As Palestinians prepare to mark the 60th anniversary of the Nakba, or the 1948 creation of the state of Israel that resulted in the expulsion or flight of the majority of the indigenous Palestinian population, the IMEU presents a selected list of events that will be held around the world to commemorate this tragedy.

Friday, May 9

 

 

 

*Giffnock, Scotland

Dinner Commemorating ‘Nakba-60′Premier of the film “Occupation 101″, poetry, dabkeh dancing, featuring members of the Scottish Parliament: Nicola Sturgeon, Pauline McNeil, Sandra White, and Hugh O’Donnell.

Contact: campaign@scottishpsc.org.uk.

 

 

 

*Seattle, WA“Celebrate – 60 Years of Resistance”


12-4pm, Broadway and E Pine

Sponsor(s): Solidarity Committee-Seattle, Al-Nakba Coalition

Contact:

info@nakba60th-seattle.org, 206 282 8023.

info@nakba60th-seattle.org, 206 282 8023.


Saturday, May 10

*Tulkarem, Palestine

‘Nakba 60′ Art Exhibit and Human Chain

Contact: uyac@uyac.org.

 

*Toronto, Canada

March and Rally Commemorating 60 Years of Nakba

1:00 p.m., Queens Park, Toronto

For more information, visit www.palestinehouse.com or www.caiaweb.org.

 

 

*London, UK

National Demonstration in central London to commemorate the Nakba and the continuing dispossession and denial of Palestinian rights.www.palestinecampaign.org

 

*Seattle, WA“Celebrate – 60 Years of Resistance”


12-4pm, Broadway and E Pine

Sponsor(s): Solidarity Committee-Seattle, Al-Nakba Coalition

Contact:

info@nakba60th-seattle.org, 206 282 8023.

info@nakba60th-seattle.org, 206 282 8023.


Saturday, May 10

*Tulkarem, Palestine

‘Nakba 60′ Art Exhibit and Human Chain

Contact: uyac@uyac.org.

 

*Toronto, Canada

March and Rally Commemorating 60 Years of Nakba

1:00 p.m., Queens Park, Toronto

For more information, visit www.palestinehouse.com or www.caiaweb.org.

 

 

*London, UK

National Demonstration in central London to commemorate the Nakba and the continuing dispossession and denial of Palestinian rights.www.palestinecampaign.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Turin, Italy
    National Mass Demonstration for Palestine
     

     

     


    Sunday, May 11

    • Jerusalem
      Silent March in the Western Neighborhoods of Jerusalem to Commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Nakba.
      A march from Talbiyeh to the Lower Baq’a (German Colony) wearing black garments. No flags or posters. 4:00 to 6:00 pm.
      Meeting in front of the Jerusalem Theater in Talbiyeh on David Marcus St. near Salameh Square (Wingate Square).

       

      Organized by Nakba Survivors: Tel: 050-543-3678, email: nakbasurvivors@gmail.com.

       

       

       

       


      Monday, May 12

    • Toronto, Canada
      Film Screening of ’1948′ by Mohammad Bakri
      A profound and deeply moving record of the Nakba by Palestinian film-maker Mohammad Bakri. 7:00 p.m., William Doo Auditorium, University of Toronto (45 Willcocks St. at Spadina).
       

       

       

       

       

    • May 12-15: Ramallah, Palestine
      Central Commemoration Events
      Exhibit and names of 536 destroyed villages, near al-Hamra Palace.
      Arts and Heritage Festival at the Awda Camp: Popular Arts Competitions (dabkeh, zajal, poetry, etc.) with participants representing Qaddura, Am’ari, Silwad, Jalazon, Shu’fat, and Qalandia camps as well as Dar Al-Mu’alimin (Teachers’ Academy).

       

       

       

       

       


      Tuesday, May 13

    • Victoria (BC), Canada
      Screening of Ilan Pappe talk ‘The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine’
      7pm, BCGEU hall v5h2l9
      Organized by CAIA-Victoria (Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid).

       

       

       

       

       


      Wednesday-Thursday, May 14–15

    • Jakarta, Indonesia
      International Conference: Freedom and the Right of Return: Palestine and 60 Years of Ethnic Cleansing.
      For more information, visit: www.voiceofpalestine.net.
       

     


    Thursday, May 15: Nakba Commemoration Day
    Public rallies and events in all major Palestinian cities and worldwide; a ‘Minute of Silence’ in Palestine.
     

     

     

     

    • Tubas, Palestine

      District-wide Nakba Commemoration Festival: re-creation of a destroyed village, intergenerational dialogue and discussion.Contact: uyac@uyac.org.

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Qalqilya, Palestine
    Mass Demonstration and Athletics Tournament
    Contact: uyac@uyac.org.
     

  • Ramallah, PalestineMain Mass Demonstration:    

    • 12:00 noon: work and traffic stoppage
    • 12:05 p.m.: mass demonstration leaves al-Awda Camp to Manara Square along Irsal Street
    • 1:00 p.m.: rally at Manara Square
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    • All refugee camps, Lebanon“Homes of Return” candle-lighting ceremonies, human chain activities   

    • Toronto, Canada
      Palestinian Hip-Hop Show ‘Straight from 1948 Palestine’, featuring: DAM!, Invincible and a B-Boy battle.
      Organised by Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid. Tickets are $15 and are available at: Toronto Women’s Bookstore, 73 Harbord Street. All ages welcome. For more information, visit www.caiaweb.org.
       

       

       

    • Rome, Italy
      ‘Finding Palestine’: painting exhibits by Hazem Hrab, Gaza; Isis Rsik, Nazareth; “Dunum, Palestinian Land” Photos by Luca Tommasini; national premiere of “Jerusalem: East Side Story”, a film by Mohammad Alatar; screening of “the Iron Wall”, a film by Mohammad Alatar Public Forum, featuring Mohammad Alatar, Samir Al Quariuty, Sabri Atiyeh, Luisa Morgantini, Mjriam Abu Samra (“Wael Zuaiter” Palestinian Youth Association), Teresa Maisano; Dabka performance and Palestinian fashion show by the Palestinian stylist Jamal Taslaq.
      For more info, visit: http://www.palestinewz.org.
       

       

       

       

       

    • Melbourne, Australia
      Candlelight Vigil: Remembering 60 Years of Dispossession and Displacement
      4:30–6:30 p.m., State Library of Victoria.
      7:30–9:30 p.m. Film Screening: “Jerusalem: East Side Story” and others, RMIT Capitol Theatre.

       

      For more information, visit www.1948.com.au.

       

       

       

       


      May 16

    • May 16-18: Anaheim, California
      Sixth Al-Awda Annual Convention
      Featuring: Bishop Atallah Hanna, Supreme Justice Dr. Sheikh Taiseer Al Tamimi, Salman Abu Sitta, Dr. Adel Samara, Dr. Ilan Pappe, George Bisharat, Ghada Karmi, Dr. Saree Makdisi, and others.
      For more information, visit: www.al-awda.org/alert-conv6.html.

    • West Bank, PalestineRallies and marches to the Apartheid Wall organised by stopthewall.org.  
    • New York City, USA
      Commemorating the Sixtieth Anniversary of the Nakba (Palestinian Catastrophe)
      Dag Hammarskjöld Park
      For more information, contact: Nakbah60th@gmail.com. 

    • Melbourne, Australia

      Public Lecture by Ali Abunimah (of Electronic Intifada)6:30 p.m., University of Melbourne.
    For more information, visit www.1948.com.au.

     

     

     

     


    May 17

    • Denver, CO
      “Remember al-Nakba: 60 Years Later”
      11am-3pm, West Lawn Capitol & 14th
      Contact: lappj@earthlink.net, 303-494-2338.

       

       

    • Toronto, Canada
      Youth Day – Popular education workshop on Palestine. An exciting and fun introduction to Palestine for youth! Run by the New York–based Palestine Education Project (PEP).
      Organised by High Schools Against Israeli Apartheid: haia@caiaweb.org.
       

    • Melbourne, Australia

      “Exhibition of Remembrance”9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.: Rich Wiles’s “Portraits of Palestine,” Dora McPhee Paintings, Children’s Photos from Lajee Centre, Aida Refugee Camp, and much more. Fitzroy Town Hall.
    For more information, visit www.1948.com.au.
    May 18

     

     

     

     

  • Adelaide, AustraliaNakba Commemoration Dinner, featuring Ali Abunimah (Electronic Intifada
    ). 7:00 p.m.

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    12-4pm, Broadway and E Pine

    Sponsor(s): Solidarity Committee-Seattle, Al-Nakba Coalition

    Contact:

    info@nakba60th-seattle.org, 206 282 8023.

    info@nakba60th-seattle.org, 206 282 8023.


    Saturday, May 10

    *Tulkarem, Palestine

    *Toronto, Canada

    *London, UK

    National Demonstration in central London to commemorate the Nakba and the continuing dispossession and denial of Palestinian rights.www.palestinecampaign.org

     

    March and Rally Commemorating 60 Years of Nakba

    1:00 p.m., Queens Park, Toronto

    For more information, visit www.palestinehouse.com or www.caiaweb.org.

     

     

     

    ‘Nakba 60′ Art Exhibit and Human Chain

    Contact: uyac@uyac.org.

     

     

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    3 Comments

    1. ali said,

      May 14, 2008 at 9:02 pm

      you can see other cermonies in America in http://www.endtheoccupation.com

    2. repossess said,

      May 29, 2008 at 4:46 am

      repossess says : I absolutely agree with this !

    3. Zubli Zainordin said,

      June 2, 2008 at 12:26 pm

      I tried but I am unable to download the movie clip with the links provided…


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