[act-ma] 4/15 Understanding Palestine & Israel: Grief Born of Injustice (Wed)

Janet janet at communitychangeinc.org
Mon Mar 30 07:37:49 PDT 2009


Community Change Inc.

Brown Bag Anti-Racism Discussion Series 2009
Changing the Public Discourse around Race


UNDERSTANDING PALESTINE AND ISRAEL

   GRIEF BORN OF INJUSTICE
The Ongoing Nakba* and the Palestinian Experience


The second in our series UNDERSTANDING PALESTINE AND ISRAEL, this  
presentation humanizes the Palestinian experience of dispossession  
and military occupation through a personal narrative. The Palestinian  
narrative of life both dispossessed and occupied is rarely heard in  
the US and when it is demonstrated, it is routinely marginalized and  
silenced. This presentation will give a historical overview of the  
roots of Palestinian dispossession and occupation as well as a  
snapshot of present day realities for Palestinians in and around  
Israel/Palestine.
*Nakba is an Arabic word meaning “catastrophe.” It refers to  
Palestinian dispossession form their homes and land in 1948, a  
dispossession that continues today.

April 15, 2009 (Wednesday)
12 noon – 1:30 pm
Community Change Library on Racism
14 Beacon Street, Room 605
Boston MA


Presenter: Hilary Rantisi:  A Palestinian who grew up in the West  
Bank, she currently lives in Somerville and works as the Director of  
the Middle East Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS). She  
received her Masters degree in Middle East Studies from the U of  
Chicago. Prior to joining HKS, Ms Rantisi worked with civil society  
organizations in Israel-Palestine and focused on religion, politics,  
and grassroots mobilization efforts in Jerusalem. She has co-edited a  
book Our Story: The Palestinians (1999) with Naim Ateek and is an  
active public speaker on human rights and justice issues in Israel/ 
Palestine.

SPACE IS LIMITED: RESERVATIONS REQUIRED!!!

RSVP (617) 523-0555 or janet at communitychangeinc.org


Please bring your lunch. Beverages will be provided. $5 contribution  
requested.
Community Change, Inc 617-523-0555 www.communitychangeinc.org
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