2019 Al Nakba Commemoration Remembering the Past, Honoring the Resistance The Struggle for Palestine Continues! ~ Sat, June 22

 
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Nakba commemoration program
2019 Al Nakba Commemoration
Remembering the Past, Honoring the Resistance
The Struggle for Palestine Continues!

Saturday, June 22
Recital Hall, Balboa Park

2019 is the 71st anniversary of Al Nakba, the catastrophe of 1948 when 90% of the population of Palestine lost their homes and land. It is also the 52nd anniversary of Al Naksa, the set back, when Israel took control of the rest of historic Palestine. But Palestinian resistance has continued over all these years, from the 1968 Battle of Karameh in Jordan to the on-going Great March of Return in Gaza.

This year, the Commemoration begins with a buffet dinner at 5:OO PM followed by the program at 6:00 PM. The program includes a presentation of Palestinian folkloric dance by the Zaytouna Dance Troupe, the video This is my land..This is My Home produced by Raed Kabaha and Nazim Shureidi, and a keynote address by Abeer Kayed Pelon, Professor at Howard University.

The Commemoration is presented by ADC San Diego, Islamic Center of San Diego, Jewish Voice for Peace-SD, KARAMA, Majdal Center, Middle Eastern Rights Assoiation, Network of Arab-American Professionals-SD and Palestinian Youth Movement-SD.

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KARAMA is an independent, non-partisan organization seeking to promote understanding of the issues facing the Arab and Islamic world, and of the Palestinian issue in particular. KARAMA’s vision is that a fresh understanding of the hopes and aspirations of the area’s people will replace the stereotypes and distortions that dominate public discourse on the region. We are involved in several projects to help realize this vision. On this website you can find information about these projects and you can access resources that we have collected or created that speak to the vital issues of the Arab and Islamic World.