After 62 years of constant oppression, Nakba Week is back for another round of solemn remembrance. Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were evicted from their homes at around this time in 1948. To mark this Nakba – the catastrophic Palestinian exodus as it is termed – hundreds of university organizations spread throughout the nation are setting up and hosting events near you.
The Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) organization at the University of Chicago is hosting just a few of the many popular events taking place during the 62nd commemoration of the Nakba. If you happen to be in Chicago sometime between May 9 and May 15, I recommend visiting the University and partaking in the activities scheduled for the week. The following flyer lists details about the events hosted by the University of Chicago’s SJP.
If you are unable to attend these events, search within your community. There is bound to be a Nakba commemoration event minutes from where you might be located.
Remember, raise the flag of Palestine high above your head. Do not let the world forget about the evictions of over 700,000 Palestinians from their homes. The Nakba was more than simply a Trail of Tears. It was a trail of misery, debasement, and humiliation. It’s been 62 years of remembrance – and we will continue to remind the world during every year to come.