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San Francisco Nakba Commemoration Vigil
Date Tuesday May 15
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Union Square at Powell Street
Event Type Vigil/Ritual
San Francisco Nakba Commemoration Vigil

Please join us for Silent Vigil to Commemorate the 64th year of the Palestinian Nakba...

In 1948, nearly 800,000 Palestinians were uprooted from their lands and dispersed across the world as a result of the Zionist Colonization of Palestine. In the process, 532 villages erased off the face of the map. Today, nearly 70% of Palestinians live in exile from their homeland, prohibited from their return. Hundreds of thousands live in refugee camps in surrounding Arab countries and in occupied Palestine. 5 million Palestinians live under Israeli occupation in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, and 20% of the Israeli population are Palestinians, many of which considered internally displaced, who live as second-class citizens in the apartheid, racist state.


Sponsored by: Al-Awda, Arab Cultural and Community Center (ACCC), Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Initiative (AMED), Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC), General Union of Palestinian Students - SFSU (GUPS), Middle East Children's Alliance (MECA), Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM), and United States Palestinian Communities Network (USPCN)
Added to the calendar on Tuesday May 15th, 2012 4:49 PM

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