#Nakba70: A Time for Action

The Nakba (“Catastrophe” in Arabic) refers to the forced displacement of approximately 750,000 Palestinians that began with Israel’s establishment in 1948, and that continues to this day.

It has been 70 years since May 15, 1948, and activists are organizing events to raise awareness of Palestinian refugees and change the conversation in the Jewish community to respect Palestinian human rights.

Actions and Events in the US

 Call your legislators and ask them to speak out against Israeli violence in Gaza.

 


Resources to Commemorate 70 Years of Nakba

Posters

Click on a thumbnail image to download a poster


In 1948, more than 50% of the entire Palestinian population was ethnically cleansed. Click the image to see the full infographic: An Ongoing Displacement (Visualizing Palestine)

  1. Facing the Nakba curriculum
  2. The world stands with  Gaza images for social media and posters
  3. Gaza will be Free poster by Micah Bazant
  4. Signs of all villages occupied between May 9-16, 1948
  5. 6 Things to Know About the #GreatMarchofReturn
  6. Practicalities of Return video from BADIL Resource Center
  7. Posters of Palestinians who have been killed in the #GreatReturnMarch, designed by JVP member Sarah Sills
  8. Moving Forward – Unearthing Truths: Israel, the Nakba, and the Jewish National Fund

 

Events in the United States

More events will be posted here as May 15th, 2018 approaches. 

DJS4BDS: The People’s Party for Palestine @ The Keep
SATURDAY, MAY 19 (Queens, NYC)
Sets by Dirty South Joe, Mickey Perez, Miss Hap, $mall ¢hange, vj Lady Firefly
Presented by DJS4BDS x JVP: Arts&Culture
Endorsed by AdalahNY: Campaign for the Boycott of Israel
Benefit for SHORUQ – Youth-led Palestinian cultural work in Dheisheh Refugee Camp


Nakba March and Rally
May 15 from 4:30 – 6:30 PM EDT
501 East Broad Street/Statehouse, Columbus, Ohio

Jewish Voice for Peace Central Ohio will gather outside the Broad Street United Methodist Church at 4:30 for a march to the Statehouse. Questions? Email centralohio@jewishvoiceforpeace.org or message us on Facebook.


New York, NY New York, NY
5/19/2018 Educational event about Nakba + march to Sen. Schumer’s house
2-3:30pm
www.facebook.com/events/426488764442247/

Seattle
5/18/2018
Shabbat Honoring Resistance & Mourning Lives Lost in Gaza
6-7pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/166926853988828/

San Francisco, CA
5/16/2018
Palestine Action Network: Protest Ehud Barak! War Criminals Not Welcome in the Bay Area!
6-8PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/527687277626386/

Boston, MA
5/15/2018
Collective action lead by JVP-Boston’s Palestian Advisory Group https://www.facebook.com/events/162758021067692/

San Francisco, CA
5/15/2018
Palestine Action Network: Rally to Commemorate the Day of the Nakba
4-7PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/166843127350157/

Asheville, NC
5/15/2018
art installation/vigil/march
2-7PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/189945181654970

Detroit, MI
5/15/2018
Right of Return Tent Action

Tucson, AZ
5/15/2018
Nakba Day Vigil
4:30-6:30
https://www.facebook.com/events/2159941900908154/

Northampton, MA
5/15/2018
Gathering @ City Hall
5:30 – 7

Dupont Circle, Washington, DC
5/15/2018
Vigil
5-7pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/227890281293841/

Ithaca, NY
5/15/2018
Demonstration/Vigil
11:30am-1pm

Milwaukee
5/14/2018
Rally + March
5-6pm

LA
5/14/2018
Film screening
6-9pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/1827742700623990/

Albany, NY
5/14/2018
Protest the Jewish National Fund’s Breakfast for Israel
7-8am
https://www.facebook.com/events/2520683094822526/2520705788153590

New Haven, CT
5/14/2018
Protest & March: 3:30 at the Federal Building opposite the New Haven Green
https://www.facebook.com/events/228813071034784/

Atlanta, GA
5/13/2018
Rally
12-2
https://www.facebook.com/events/816462378542952/

San Francisco, CA
5/12/2018
Palestine Action Network coalition event: Cultural performances, an oral history project, and children’s activities
2-5PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/384851941983921/

Central Ohio
5/12/2018
Teach In
2-3:30

Montclair, NJ
5/12/2018
Demonstration
2-4pm

Oakland, CA
5/7/2018 Teach-In about Safety for All / Deadly Exchange
6PM-8:30PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/625536391123186/

Denver, CO
5/6/2018
Vigil @ Celebrate Israel festival

Princeton, NJ
5/6/2018
Rally for Gaza to support #GreatReturnMarch
2:00 PM

Indianapolis
5/4/2018
Rally at Senator Young’s office

The Nakba After 70 Years- A Teach-In
May 12, 2 – 3:30 PM EDT
Broad Street United Methodist Church, 501 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio

Nakba denial has been one of the most prominent methods of erasing the history of Palestine and the rights of Palestinians. Join JVP Central Ohio for a conversation with local Palestinians as they tell their stories. The event is free and open to the public. There will be drinks and snacks. Questions? Email centralohio@jewishvoiceforpeace.org


 

Novel Reading and Interview
May 12 from 4:00- 6:00 p.m EDT
White Plains, NY

Jewish Voice for Peace Westchester is hosting a reading and interview with Susan Abulhawa, author of the critically acclaimed novel Mornings in Jenin. Free and open to the public. Questions? Email westchester@jewishvoiceforpeace.org or phone 914 449-6514.


“ROSES IN SALTED SOIL” Conversation in poetry, for Dareen Tatour
THURSDAY, MAY 3rd (Harlem, NYC)

An evening with artists working at the intersection of identity / borders / diaspora…
On the day that imprisoned Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour receives a verdict…
In the month that marks 70 years of ongoing Nakba… & ongoing resilience of Palestinian culture.

READING: Claire Schwartz • Dina Omar • Gabby Spear • Jess Rizkallah • Marwa Helal • Golden • Tala Abu Rahmeh
VISUALS: Camille Hoffman
LIGHT & SOUND: Alec Hall

A BENEFIT FOR DAREEN TATOUR’S DEFENSE FUND
Suggested donation $10-20 / No one turned away

PRESENTED BY Jewish Voice for Peace: Arts&Culture

ENDORSED BY Adalah-NY: Campaign for the Boycott of Israel

*Wheelchair Accessible
*Flashing lights possible



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