11/1 Palestine though the Generations: Stories of the Nakba as Resitance

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Sabeel-Hawaii and UH-Stundents and faculty for Justice in Palestine (UH-SFJP) present: Decolonial November

Featuring: Yousef M. Ajamal and Rana Barakat

Noverber 1, 2019
7:00 - 8:30 Pm
Weaver Hall

Between 1947 and 1949, Zionist armies and paramilitary forces violently forced nearly three-quarters of the Palestinian population from their homes and their homeland. The mass expulsion of Palestinians from Palestine starting in 1948 is commonly referred to as the Nakba. As they tell family stories, Aljamal and Barakat explore how this Nakba continues, as does Palestinian resistance, resilience, solidarity, and love through the generations.

Yousef M. Aljamal is a refugee from Gaza doing his PhD in Middle East Studies at the University of Sakara in Turkey. He is translator of Dreaming of Freedom: Palestinian Child Prisoners Speak and The Prisoners' Diaries: Palestinian Voices from the Israeli Gulag.

Al-Shabaka Policy Advisor Rana Barakat is an assistant professor of history and contemporary Arab studies at Birzeit University in Palestine. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago writing about popular politics and resistance in early twentieth century Palestine.