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71 Years Without a Country: Nakba Tour

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71 Years Without a Country: Nakba Tour

Lecture & Discussion
Monday, April 22
7 - 9 pm
Red Gym
Cost: Free
Hear an eye-witness story of the event Palestinians call the Nakba (catastrophe) from a Nakba survivor and a Palestinian journalist who is a great-granddaughter of Nakba survivors.

Mariam Fathalla was just 18 years old in 1948 when her 4,000 year old village was leveled and she was forced to flee Palestine along with hundreds of thousands of others to make way for the establishment of the State of Israel. For the past 71 years she has lived in crowded, makeshift refugee camps in Lebanon. Now an 89-year-old great-grandmother, she has seen five Israeli invasions of Lebanon, as well as the 1976 Tel al-Zaatar massacre that killed more than 2000 refugees. Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to hear Mariam’s eye-witness story and learn the true story of the event that Palestinians call the Nakba (catastrophe). She will be joined by 24-year-old Palestinian journalist and translator Amena ElAshkar, herself the great-granddaughter of Nakba survivors.

Mariam Fathalla was just 18 years old in 1948 when her 4,000 year old village was leveled and she was forced to flee Palestine along with hundreds of thousands of others to make way for the establishment of the State of Israel. For the past 71 years she has lived in crowded, makeshift refugee camps in Lebanon. Now an 89-year-old great-grandmother, she has seen five Israeli invasions of Lebanon, as well as the 1976 Tel al-Zaatar massacre that killed more than 2000 refugees. Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to hear Mariam’s eye-witness story and learn the true story of the event that Palestinians call the Nakba (catastrophe). She will be joined by 24-year-old Palestinian journalist and translator Amena ElAshkar, herself the great-granddaughter of Nakba survivors.

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WUD Society and Politics

societyandpolitics@union.wisc.edu

Students for Justice in Palestine

Liz Haberland-Ervin
haberlanderv@wisc.edu

Madison-Rafah Sister City Project

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