[act-ma] 4/15 Grief Born of Injustice: Understanding Palestine & Israel (Wed)
janet at communitychangeinc.org
Mon Apr 13 07:49:14 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
*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 02108
Presenter: Hilary Rantisi, Palestinian who grew up in the West Bank,
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
Community Change, Inc 617-523-0555 www.communitychangeinc.org
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