PM, AICafe invite you to attend a lecture about Palestinian Nakba: Women's Perpective with Fadwa Khader.
The Nakba, the catastrophe that befell the Palestinian people and culminated in the 1948 Middle East War, resulted in the forced expulsion, displacement and internal displacement of some 700,000 Palestinians and destruction and depopulation of hundreds of Palestinian villages by Zionist forces.
The Nakba affected – and affects – every single Palestinian, then and today. The Nakba and Palestinian rejection of and ongoing resistance to Israeli colonialism and occupation form the framework in which the Palestinians live.
The Nakba impacted Palestinian women and men differently, due to the gendered power structure of Palestinian society – as in every society. Yet all too often accounts of the Nakba are related by men and taken to be gender-neutral, representative and inclusive of what all Palestinians experienced. The experiences of Palestinian women are thus lost and not heard.
Join AIC to hear about how Palestinian women experienced – and experience – the Nakba. What unique perspectives and experiences do they possess, and what can we learn about Palestinian society and its ongoing resistance to Israeli occupation through these gendered understandings?
Fadwa Khader is a women's activist, member of the Palestinian People's Party political bureau and Director-General of the Sunflower Association for Human and Environment Protection in Jerusalem
The AIC is a joint Palestinian-Israeli activist organization engaged in dissemination of information, political advocacy and grassroots activism. The AICafè is a political and cultural café open on Tuesday and Saturday night from 7pm until 10pm. It is located in the Alternative Information Center in Beit Sahour, close to Suq Sha'ab (follow the sign to Jadal Center ). We have a small library with novels, political books and magazines. We also have a number of films in DVD copies and AIC publications which critically analyze both the Palestinian and Israeli societies as well as the conflict itself.