60 years ago, when Israel declared her independence, the fate of the Palestinians was also marked. Israeli historian Ilan Pappe reconstructs 1948, but not as Israeli Independence. Instead, he focuses on the Palestinian narrative, named the Nakba, which means Catastrophe in English. It was a time of great violence as the Palestinian people were ethnically cleansed from their lands.
This symposium is an opportunity for students and community members to learn more about the Palestinian - Israeli Conflict by asking: Who are the Palestinians? What has happened to them? What are they saying they want? And how can our learning more lead towards peace with justice in Israel and Palestine?
Click on the links and learn more. All events are free, so please come and learn. Our knowledge can turn into action and our action can bring peace with justice!
University of Hawai'i at Manoa departments of
Ethnic Studies, English, American Studies, Anthropology,
Hawaiian Studies and Women's Studies
Kapiolani Community College, Hawai'i Pacific University, and
Leeward Community College
HPU Amnesty International and UN clubs
Women In Black Hawai'i and Friends of Sabeel and a special thanks to Hawai'i People's Fund