Nakba: Then and Now - Day-School Conference

26-04-2016 19:57

Palestine Solidarity Campaign


Join us at London’s Mander Hall for a Day-School Conference on the Nakba: Then and Now. 

Speakers include Prof. Nur Masalha, Awad Abdelfattah and Ahmed Masoud, with more to be announced and interactive workshop sessions held throughout the day.

- Prof. Nur Masalha, a Palestinian historian currently based at SOAS University of London, will speak about the history and meaning of the Nakba. Masalha was formerly Professor of Religion and Politics and Director of the Centre for Religion and History, St Mary’s University, London. He is the author of many books on Palestine-Israel.

- Dr. Aimee Shalan will chair the plenary session. Shalan is Director of Friends of Birzeit University and Co-Director of Pressure Cooker Arts. Previously, she was Director of Advocacy at Medical Aid for Palestinians and Head of Education at the Council for Arab British Understanding. She has a doctorate in the Politics of Palestinian Literature.

- Awad Abdelfattah is the General Secretary of the Palestinian National Democratic Assembly, or Balad, who represent Palestinians with Israeli citizenship in the Knesset, the Israeli Parliament. Balad suffer ongoing political repression from the Israeli government.

- Ahmed Masoud is an award-winning writer, director and academic. Born in Gaza, Masoud is now based in the UK, and has written a number of plays and books, including the novel Vanished – The Mysterious Disappearance of Mustafa Ouda.

Workshops will be held on the following subjects: Education (with Kiri Tunks of the NUT), Media, BDS and Refugees.

Registration costs £3 for non-students. Please complete the form at http://www.palestinecampaign.org/events/day-school-conference/ to reserve your place.

The conference is free for students. Please email info@palestinecampaign.org with the subject line ‘Day-School Conference’, your university and the names of those attending.


This conference is part of Nakba Week of Action, a series of events and actions commemorating the 68th anniverary of the ethnic cleansing of Palestine. For more information please see http://www.palestinecampaign.org/nakbaweek

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