Al-Awda, the Palestine Right to Return Coalition (Al-Awda PRRC) is a proud endorser of the North America Nakba Tour, bringing two Palestinian refugee women from Lebanon – a survivor of the Nakba and a translator and student – to tour across the United States. As we remember 71 years of Nakba, please join us for these important events. Welcome Umm Akram and Amena and listen to their stories:
Sunday, April 28 – Fullerton:
Ontiveros Room, TSU – Titan Student Union
800 North State College Boulevard
Monday, April 29 – San Diego:
All Souls’ Episcopal Church
1475 Catalina Blvd
San Diego, CA
Wednesday, May 1 – Culver City:
Sepulveda Peace Center
Culver City, CA
In 1948, Zionist militias drove out the inhabitants of Al-Zeeb. Mariam Fathalla, known respectfully as Umm Akram (mother of Akram), was one of them. More than half of all Palestinians were killed or expelled that year during what Palestinians call “the Nakba” or catastrophe.
Umm Akram has spent 71 years in a crowded makeshift refugee camp where she has raised three generations, all waiting to return to Palestine. She has lived through five Israeli invasions.
She wants to meet you. So does Amena el Ashkar the granddaughter of Nakba survivors who has known no home but a refugee camp.
They have a different message than other Palestinians. They are not living under Israeli occupation. Israel does not allow them to visit their homes, much less live there. As exiles, they have a different perspective from Palestinians in Jerusalem, the West Bank, Gaza and the part of Palestine that became Israel.
HEAR THEIR REAL STORIES.