An evening to engage and commemorate the Nakba "the catastrophe" when the ongoing destruction of the Palestinian homeland by the state of Israel began. Key note Speaker Faisel Saleh. of the Palestine Museum in Ct. Evening will include presentations on the Nakba, poetry, music and speakers on how to create a just peace for Palestine and Israel. This is a free event.
Nakba Day Commemoration 15 May Wed from 7PM to 9 PM in Brattleboro at the River Garden. Free admission - Donations accepted.
An evening to engage and commemorate the Nakba, the catastrophe, which began May 15, 1948, due to founding of Israel, and continues now. Key note Speaker Faisal Saleh off the Palestine Museum US in CT. Evening will include film, stories, poetry, and speakers on how do we create a true and just peace for the people of Palestine and Israel. Poetry of the Palestinian struggle read by Javed Chaudhri and Namaya poet & artist will share stories from Witness: Israel Palestine. Select art from the Palestine Museum US will be featured. Dr. Janaki Natarajan an educational leader will also speak.
Iftar- The breaking of the fast for Ramadan will be observed with light refreshments.
Key Note Speaker is Faisal Saleh: Founder of the Palestinian Museum US - Located in Woodbridge, Connecticut, Museum opened its doors on April 22, 2018. It represents the leading Palestinian artists and show case work from Palestine.
Born in 1951, Saleh is the youngest of eleven children. They were among the 700,000 Palestinians who were left homeless by the creation of the state of Israel. For Palestinians, this was the Nakba—the life-changing catastrophe.