Join Al-Awda, the Palestine Right to Return Coalition online for a virtual rally for Palestine:
COMMEMORATING 72 YEARS OF NAKBA, MARCHING TOWARD RETURN
Sunday, May 17
12 pm Pacific – 3 pm Eastern – 8 pm British time – 9 pm central Europe – 10 pm Palestine
Join us to stand for Palestine and the Right to Return!
This event will launch with an online virtual rally for Palestine. We may not be able to rally collectively in the streets this year, but we can rally together online! This empowering program will emphasize the continuing struggle to confront the continuing Nakba and to ensure return to Palestine.
The virtual rally will be followed by a panel discussion with analysis and education about the history of the Nakba and the colonization of Palestine, the situation of Palestinian refugees in the camps and the attack on the right of return, the so-called “deal of the century” and the Palestinian response, and what we can do to build the movement for liberation and return.
Panel speakers include:
- Rabab Abdulhadi – Director and senior scholar in the Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Initiative (AMED) and Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies/Race and Resistance Studies at San Francisco State University.
- Diana Buttu – Ramallah-based lawyer, analyst and commentator, a former legal advisor to Palestine Liberation Organization, and Policy Advisor to the Palestinian think tank Al-Shabaka.
- Hatem Bazian – Senior lecturer in the Departments of Near Eastern and Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley and Academic Affairs Chair at Zaytuna College of California.
- Ahlam Muhtaseb – Professor of media studies and the director of the Center for Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies at California State University, San Bernardino. Co-director of the award-wining documentary 1948: Creation & Catastrophe.