60 years since Al Nakba rememberance (may)

• May 2008: Portland, Oregon
Metro Area 40/60 Commemorations: Sixtieth Anniversary of Al-Nakba.
Demonstrations, speaking events, and teach-ins throughout the month.

• 1 May, Harvard University, USA
*Film Screening: “La Terre Parle Arabe”; Discussion with Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh*
Starr Auditorium, When: 4:00pm-6:30pm
Contact: Abdelnasser Rashid, arashid@fas.harvard.edu

• 1 May, Harvard University, USA
*Screening of Occupation 101 and discussion led by Prof Hamid Dabashi*
7pm at 614 Schermerhorn Hall
Contact: Abdelnasser Rashid, arashid@fas.harvard.edu

• 2 May, Harvard University, USA
*Candlelight Vigil*
5:00pm — 6:00pm, Contact: Abdelnasser Rashid, arashid@fas.harvard.edu

• 2 May, Harvard University, USA
*Palestinian Cultural Night (evening of food, music, dance, poetry, and celebrating life)*
6-8pm, Ticknor Lounge, Boylston Hall, Harvard FAS
Contact: Abdelnasser Rashid, arashid@fas.harvard.edu

• 3 May: Ramallah/Khan Younis, Palestine
2008 Al-Awda Award Festival
Festive celebration of the winners of the Second Al-Awda Award, featuring Al-Funun Al-Sha’biyyah Folk Arts Troupe. Event includes Poster Gallery for this year’s best poster submissions.
Contact: camp@badil.org. For more information, visit http://www.badil.org.

• 2-4 May, Montreal, Canada
Bridge of Return: 10th Anniversary Conference of Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights
More information at http://www.sphr.org , register at info@sphr.org

• 4–6 May: Various cities, Scotland
Mike Marqusee Book Launch and Speaking Tour: “Journeys of an Anti-Zionist Jew”
4 May: 3:00 p.m., Duff Memorial Hall, Busby
5 May: 7:00 p.m., Lecture Theatre 175, Old College, Edinburgh University, Edinburgh
6 May: 7:30 p.m., Room 513, Lecture Theatre D, Boyd Orr Building, Glasgow
For more information, visit http://www.scottishpsc.org.uk.
• 4-8 May, Cairo, Egypt
Commemorating 60 years of Nakba: Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Future

Week of events including:
4 May: Cultural Expressions of the Nakba at Cairo University
Poetry by Tamim Al-Barghouti and Zenat Abu Shaweesh as well as Dabke Performance
4 May: Photography Exhibition at Sawy (Word 2)
Exhibition ongoing throughout the week
5 May: Emile Haddad: Narratives of Palestine, at Geneina Theatre
6 May: Discussion Forum at American University of Cairo
6 May: Cultural Expressions of the Nakba at Sawy (Word 2)
Poetry by Tamim Al-Barghouti and Zenat Abu Shaweesh as well as Dabke Performance
7 May: Palestinian Narratives in Popular Culture at FCC
Film Screening of Bab El-Shams (pt.2), discussion with director Youssry Nasrallah
Contact: hic-mena@hic-mena.org

• 6–14 May: All refugee camps, Lebanon
Nakba and Right of Return Amateur Documentary Film Festival
6 May: Burj Al-Shamali Refugee Camp
8 May: Ein Al-Hilweh Refugee Camp
10 May: Burj Al-Barajneh Refugee Camp
12 May: Baddawi Refugee Camp
14 May: Jalil/Baalbek Refugee Camp

• 7-11 May, Various Cities, Palestine
Palestine Festival of Literature: Writers from Around the World Visit Palestine
Featuring: Mourid Barghouti, Victoria Brittain, William Dalrymple, Roddy Doyle, Esther Freud, Suheir Hammad, Nathalie Handal, David Hare, Ian Jack, Brigid Keenan, Jamal Mahjoub, Claire Messud, Andrew O’Hagan, Hanan Al-Shaykh, Ahdaf Soueif
7 May: 6:30pm, Dar Al-Tifl Museum, Jerusalem
8 May: 7:00pm, Al-Kasabah Theatre and Cinema, Ramallah
9 May: 1:00pm, Freedom Theatre, Jenin
9 May: 7:00pm, Dar Al-Nadwa, Bethlehem – Featuring El-Funoun Palestinian Popular Arts Troupe
10 May: 6:30pm, Dar Al-Nadwa, Bethlehem
11 May: 7:00pm, Palestinian National Theatre, Jerusalem – Featuring: the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music
All Events are free. More at: http://www.palestinelitfest.org

8 May: Israel’s Independence Day (Hebrew calendar) – Day of the Palestinian Nakba

• 8 May: Nazareth/Saffuryya, Palestine

11th Annual Return March
Yearly demonstration calling for the Right of Return organised by internally displaced Palestinians within the Israeli state and taking place on the day that Israel marks its independence according to the Hebrew Calendar. This year, the demonstration will leave at 3:00 p.m. from the western entrance of the city of Nazareth toward the destroyed town of Safuryya.
Organised by the Association for the Defense of the Rights of the Internally Displaced.

• 8–10 May: London, UK
Ila Haifa: an adaptation of Ghassan Kanafani’s Returning to Haifa by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) and al-Zaytouna Dabka Group. Visit: http://www.palestinecampaign.org.
• 8 May: Toronto, Canada
Nakba-60 Press Conference
Nakba survivors recount their experiences. Speakers include Palestinian refugees and community supporters. Organised by Palestine House, info@palestinehouse.com.

• 8 May: Vienna, Austria
Jewish Voice for Just Peace in the Middle East (Austria) commemorates the Nakba, the forced displacement of the Palestinians by the Haganah, 1948
6:30 p.m. at the Afro-Asiatisches Institut, Tuerkenstr. 3, 1090 Vienna
Contact: paula.abrams@chello.at

• 8 May: Giffnock, Scotland
Protest Celebrations of Ethnic Cleansing
6:00 p.m. at main entrance to Eastwood Park, Giffnock. Contact: campaign@scottishpsc.org.uk.

• 9 May: Toronto, Canada
Anti-Apartheid Picket of Chapters/Indigo Bookstore
The majority owners of Chapters-Indigo founded “Heseg,” a scholarship program for individuals who want to join the Israeli military. Meet at 5:00 p.m. at Bay and Bloor. For more information, visit http://www.caiaweb.org.

• 9 May: Giffnock, Scotland
Dinner Commemorating Nakba-60
Premier of Occupation 101, poetry, dabkeh, featuring members of the Scottish Parliament: Nicola Sturgeon, Pauline McNeil, Sandra White, and Hugh O’Donnell.
Contact: campaign@scottishpsc.org.uk.

• 10 May, Seattle, USA
*Celebrate – 60 Years of Resistance*
12-4pm, Broadway and E Pine
Sponsor(s): Solidarity Committee-Seattle, Al-Nakba Coalition
Contact Judith: info@nakba60th-seattle.org, 206 282 8023

• 10 May: Tulkarem, Palestine
Nakba 60 Art Exhibit and Human Chain
Contact: uyac@uyac.org.

• 10 May: Toronto, Canada
March and Rally Commemorating 60 Years of Nakba – Palestinian Refugees Will Return!
1:00 p.m., Queens Park, Toronto
For more information, visit http://www.palestinehouse.com; http://www.caiaweb.org.

• 10 May: London, UK
National Demonstration in central London to commemorate the Nakba and the continuing dispossession and denial of Palestinian rights: http://www.palestinecampaign.org.

• 10 May, Turin, Italy
National Mass Demonstration for Palestine
Visit: http://www.palestinewz.org http://www.palestinewz.org.

• 11 May: 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. (venue to be announced). For more information, visit http://www.caiaweb.org.

• 12–24 May: Madrid, Spain
Popular Festival: Palestine, 60 Years of Exile; Iraq, 5 Years of War
Musical, theatrical, cultural, and educational events featuring Rene Aquarone, Azmi Bishara, Leila Khaled, Jaber Suleiman, Teresa Aranguren, Rafael Escudero, Hana Al-Bayati, and many more.
For more information, visit http://www.culturaypaz.org.

• 12 May: Tubas, Palestine
Intergenerational Dialogue and Discussion on the Nakba and the Right of Return
Contact: uyac@uyac.org.

• 13 May, 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],
contactGeorge Mc Fetridge, georgemcfetridge@gmail.com

• 14–15 May: Jakarta, Indonesia
Freedom and the Right of Return: Palestine and 60 Years of Ethnic Cleansing. International Conference, for more information, visit http://www.voiceofpalestine.net.

15 May: NAKBA Commemoration Day

Public rallies and events in all major Palestinian cities and worldwide; A Minute of Silence in Palestine and Beyond, Global Day of Action of the World Social Forum; Zochrot’s Nakba 60 Project – Rebuilding the Map of Palestine (www.nakbainhebrew.org); Release and Public Presentation of 100 Terms on the Nakba (www.badil.org)

• 15 May, Michigan, USA
*Screening of “Deir Yassin” *
7pm, Pond Room 530 , MI 48104
Organized by Film Society, Students Allied for Freedom and Equality
(SAFE), Detroit-Ann Arbor SABEEL, contact Shirley Zempel: Zempel.shirley@gmail.com

• 15 May: Tubas, Palestine
District-wide Nakba Commemoration Festival; Re-creation of a destroyed village; Intergenerational dialogue and discussion. Contact uyac@uyac.org

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

• 12-15 May: Ramallah, Palestine (Central Commemoration Events)
Set up al-Awda Camp near al-Hamra Palace with exhibit and names of 536 destroyed villages.
12–14 May: 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); Arts and Heritage Festival at the Awda Camp
12–15 May: Documentary and Film Screenings at Al-Awda Camp
15 May: Main 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.
15 May: “Justice is the Key To Tomorrow” Flying 21,915 balloons (1 for each day since the Nakba) carrying messages from Palestinian children expressing their hopes for the future (Simultaneous in Rome, Italy and other cities around the world)

• 15 May: All refugee camps, Lebanon
“Homes of Return” Candle-Lighting Ceremonies, Human Chain Activities

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

• 15 May, 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
Public Forum: “Palestinians: the tragedy to be victims of the victims”
Visit: http://www.palestinewz.org

• 15 May: 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 http://www.1948.com.au.

• 15–18 May: Various cities, Netherlands
Symphony Arabica by Merlijn Twaalfhoven
A symphony performed by over 200 professional musicians, amateurs, and children from the Middle East and the Netherlands
15 May: 8:30 p.m., Big Hall of the Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam
16 May: 8:30 p.m., Laurenskerk, Rotterdam
17 May: 8:30 p.m., Grote Kerk, Den Haag
18 May: 4:30 p.m., Dom Kerk, Utrecht
For more information, visit http://www.arabica.nu.

• 16–18 May: 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: al-awda.org/alert-conv6.html

• 16 May: West Bank, Palestine
Rallies and Marches to the Apartheid Wall organised by stopthewall.org.

• 16 May: Second Annual Al-Awda Athletics Tournament
Organised by Am’ari Camp youth committee. Contact: uyac@uyac.org; tel: +972-559-255-584; or camp@badil.org.

• 16 May: New York City, USA
Commemorating the Sixtieth Anniversary of the Nakba (Palestinian Catastrophe)
Dag Hammarskjöld Park
For more information, contact: Nakbah60th@gmail.com.

• 16 May: All refugee camps, Lebanon
Children’s Activities: Kite-Flying, Children’s Songs, and Festivals

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

• 17May, Denver, Colorado, USA
*Remember al-Nakba: 60 Years Later*
11am-3pm, West Lawn Capitol & 14^th
Organized by Friends of , Progressive Jewish News, Rocky, contact Joy
Lapp, lappj@earthlink.net, 303-494-2338

• 17 May: Belgium
Nakba-60 Day of Action in Belgium
Contact: mirjam.vanbelle@oxfamsol.be.

• 17 May: 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.

• 17–18 May: 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 http://www.1948.com.au.

• 18 May: Rashidiyah Refugee Camp (Tyre), Lebanon
Children’s Activity Day

• 18 May: Adelaide, Australia
Nakba Commemoration Dinner Featuring Ali Abunimah (Electronic Intifada)
7:00 p.m. Contact: secretary@friendsofpalestine.org.au.

• 20–26 May: Tripoli, Lebanon
Our Home: Near and Far Theatrical Presentation and Nahr El Bared Destruction and Reconstruction Children’s Photo and Writing Exhibit
Al-Madina Theatre

• 21 May, New York, USA
*May 1948 – A New State for Israelis, A Nakba (Catastrophe) for Palestinians*
7pm, Brooklyn Friends Meeting House, 110 Schermerhorn,
Contact Naomi Allen: Naomi@brooklynpeace.org

• 23 May: Beirut, Lebanon
Palestinian and Lebanese Children’s Marionette Show
Duwwar Al-Shams Circle Theatre

• 25 May: Qalqilya, Palestine
Nakba 60 Forum and Discussion
Contact: uyac@uyac.org.

• 24–25 May: Portland, Oregon
Nakba Commemoration Public Forum
Keynote Speaker: Prof. George Bisharat, UC Hastings College of Law, Portland, Oregon.

• 26–30 May: Toronto, Canada
“Workers’ Rights under Occupation” at the Canadian Labour Congress convention
Forum with Palestinian and Haitian trade unionists (details to be announced). Organised by Labour for Palestine and Toronto Haiti Action Committee

• 27 May: Qalqilya, Palestine
Photo and Heritage Exhibition
Contact: uyac@uyac.org.

• 29 May, Ottawa, Canada
*Right of Return Conference : Commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba*
8:00AM — 5PM: University of Ottawa, Montpetit Bldg, 125 University Street, Room 203
Featuring: Nahla Abdo (Carlton University), Rex Brynen (McGill University), Michael Lynk (University of Western Ontario), Terry Rempel (BADIL Resource Centre), Jaber Suleiman (independent researcher, Lebanon), and Hanan Ashrawi (via live stream). All proceeds will go towards CEPAL’s 2008 volunteer Summer Program in Lebanon.
REGISTRATION FEE: $50 Students, $75 General
For more visit: http://www.cepal.ca, or contact jonathan.hera@cepal.ca

• 30 May–1 June: Toronto, Canada
“Brick By Brick” National Conference
National workshop for labour activists and trade unionists on building labour solidarity with Palestine. To register, contact Labour for Palestine, labour@caiaweb.org.

Ref: Badil

2 Responses

  1. Please do not forget this in yor list.

    Mark you calendar for May 23-25 where we assert the Palestinian National rights. We will say it loud that we will never forget. Palestinians are the Key holders of peace. Join the thousands and strengthen the network of the thousands of activists. Express your opinion and let the many panelists know of where Palestine should go. Support our efforts to empower our community and assert the Palestinians right of return. Join the many Palestinian Americans and their supporters in Chicago commemorating the 60th year of the forced exile of the Palestinian people. Be pro active, ask questions to the Panelists and discuss the current event. We must empower ourselves and make a strong network for Justice, Peace and Freedom. Be pro active. Enough talks, Register on line.

  2. thanks for your work,
    keep me in the loop please.

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