Invitation: Ongoing Nakba Conference 15.Jan.2011

Invitation: Ongoing Nakba Conference 15.Jan.2011

Dear PRC friend,The Palestinian Return Centre (PRC) proudly invites you to our forthcoming conference on the Ongoing Nakba.


The conference will show that the Nakba is a real and contemporary issue and not simply an event in Palestinian history.  The event will take place in Brunei Gallery, SOAS, on Saturday 15th.jan.2011One of the main consequences of this Ongoing Nakba is that Palestinians continue to be displaced, expelled and ethnically cleansed from their home and land in Palestine with their right of return denied.The conference will mark the beginning of Palestine Memorial week 2011. The annual memorial week is organized by PRC with support from many different organizations and institutions from around the UK.  More about the memorial week visit this link.Conference Sessions as follows:1-    Opening Session: 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

-Keynote Speaker:  Madth Gilbert-Speech by PRC General Director, Majed al zeer- Manuel Hassassian, Palestinian Ambassador in UK-Andy Slaughter MP-John Mchugo Lib Dem Friends of Palestine2-    Session: 10:30 AM – 12:15 PM

-Mechanisms of Expulsion: Dr. Salman Abu Sitta (Author of Atlas of Palestine)-Madth Gilbert, "Eyes on Gaza" 


3-    Session: 2:00 PM – 3: 45 PM

-The Wall: A symbol of Apartheid and Segregation: Mustafa Barghouti (Politician and activist, candidate for presidency)-Forceful displacement and expulsion in Israel: Ben White (Free lance journalist and author)-Israel’s Discriminatory Law:  Hassan Tabaja (Lawyer in Palestine)4-    Session: 4:00 PM – 5:45 PM

-Palestinian Rights under international law: Dr. Hosam Hafez (Legal Expert)-Strategic outlines of solidarity campaign: Dr. Paul Larudee (Co-Founder of Free Gaza Movement/Human Rights Activist)-Lobbying for Justice and Rights: Phyllis Starkey (Labour Party Politician and Former MP)-Documenting the Nakba: Rawan Al Damin (Filmmaker) Venue:The Brunei GallerySchool of Oriental and African Studies (University of London) SOAS. Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG. See the Map: Admission/refreshments is free. Registration is not compulsory but highly preferable. For registration plz contact us: Palestinian Return Centre100H Crown House, North Circular RoadLondon NW10 7PNTel: +44 20 84530919Fax: +44 20 84530994website:

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