75 Years of Nakba, 75 Years Toward Return and Liberation: Join Al-Awda for Events and Actions

As we commemorate 75 years of ongoing Nakba, our Palestinian people are continuing to resist and struggle for return and liberation for all of Palestine, from the river to the sea. Right now, Palestinians in Gaza are confronting Israeli bombardment, war crimes and the killing of children with ongoing resistance, even as the U.S. government continues to provide the warplanes, missiles and bombs raining devastation on besieged Gaza.

Throughout occupied Palestine and everywhere in diaspora, the Palestinian people have kept their eyes on return and liberation. Our name, Al-Awda, means the Return: the inviolable and inalienable individual and collective right of the Palestinian people to return to their homes and lands, undoing and uprooting the ongoing Nakba, on the road to the liberation of Palestine.

We urge all to join us in the following events and in all events for Palestine taking place to commemorate the Nakba.

In Los Angeles, please also make a donation to support Nakba75 Organizing. Purchase a T-Shirt with the slogan: “Generation After Generation Until Total Liberation” and either pick it up in LA or have it shipped to your U.S. address (US shipping only!)

Below are even more events happening across the country to commemorate the Nakba! Follow the calendars at USCPR and Samidoun for more updates:


Commemorations, Art Exhibits, & Community Gatherings:

  • Orange County, CA: May 18, 6 PM. “Nakba 75 Commemoration with Nkosi Zwelivelile Mandela” (Santa Ana High School).
  • San Francisco, CA: May 19, 6 PM. “Nakba 75 Commemoration with Nkosi Zwelivelile Mandela” (San Francisco State University Knuth Hall – Creative Arts Building).
  • Atlanta, GA: May 13, 1 PM. “Nakba 75 Panel: Reclamation and Resistance” (Alif Institute).
  • Chicago, IL: May 20, 7 PM. “Nakba 75 Commemoration with Nkosi Zwelivelile Mandela” (Chicago Teachers Union).
  • Detroit, MI Online: May 11, 7 PM. “Nakba 75: Impact & Resilience Across Generations” (Virtual Discussion).
  • Minneapolis, MN: May 16, 7 PM. “Nakba 75 Commemoration with Nkosi Zwelivelile Mandela” (Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota).
  • Northfield, MN: May 13, 1 PM. “Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Palestine’s 1948 Catastrophe” (Bridge Square) and “Art: A Window to Palestine” exhibit during the month of May (Northfield Arts Guild, Up Gallery).
  • Kansas City, MO: May 20, 6 PM. Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the Nakba. Islamic Society of Kansas City gymnasium.
  • Paterson, NJ: May 14, 1 PM. Palestine Way Street Festival.
  • Cleveland, OH: May 17, 7 PM. “Nakba 75 Commemoration with Nkosi Zwelivelile Mandela” (Cleveland State University, Ronald Berkman Hall).
  • Houston, TX: May 14, 5 PM. “The Nakba: A Historical Commemoration” (Arab American Cultural & Community Center).
  • Washington DC: May 11-May 19. “Commemoration of 75 Years of the Nakba at Museum of the Palestinian People” series of events.
  • Washington DC: May 13, 11 AM. “Nakba 75 Convening.” George Washington University.
  • Milwaukee, WI: May 13, 6:30 PM. “Nakba 75 Commemoration with Nkosi Zwelivelile Mandela” (Turner Hall).
  • Online: May 21, 2 PM CT. “Nakba 75: Remembering the Voices” for the Voices from the Holy Land online film salon.
  • Online: May 12, 1 PM ET. “Palestinian Collective Memory: 75 Years of Nakba and Resistance” from the Palestine-Global Mental Health Network.


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