The Palestinian Return Centre (PRC) is finalizing its arrangements to launch the third Palestine memorial Week in January 2012. In Partnership with many student bodies and organizations around the UK, PRC will host and sponsor numerous activities across the UK.
The week aims at commemorating the memory of Palestinian victims over the past Six decades especially the last war in Gaza.The memorial week is scheduled from the 16th to the 23rd of January 2012.The main event will be a UK tour by Dr Mads Gilbert. Dr Gilbert, from Norway, witnessed Israeli attacks against Gaza civilians in 2008/2009. He worked as a surgeon at Shifa Hospital in Gaza during Israel’s onslaught and has written a book about the experience called Eyes on Gaza. He will speak at the Imperial College, UCL, Manchester and Edinburgh University. He will also speak at the British Parliament (House of Commons) on the evening of the 16th of January. A number of MPs, researchers and activists will also participate at the events.Gilbert was a keynote speaker last year where hundreds attended his session at the Ongoing Nakba Conference organized by PRC. His tour will then move north towards Manchester on the 17th, where Dr. Gilbert will speak to students at the University. To watch his last participation visit the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DigRRB-2SGQ On the 18th of Jan, he will travel to Edinburgh University. He will return to London on the 19th for two more scheduled programs during the evening of 19th and 20th January.On the 19th he will speak at UCL University and on the 20th he will deliver another lecture at Imperial College of London. Other speakers will join Dr. Gilbert during these sessions.Exact rooms and timing of the events will be announced closer to the time. Admission is free and open to the public. Yet, registration is highly preferable.For further details and to register contact the Palestinian Return Centre, firstname.lastname@example.org