Ahmad Abuznaid

Keynote Event (2023)

Friday, October 13, 2023, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. .

Presentation: The 75th year of the Nakba and its implications for the lived experiences of Palestinians around the world

Presenter: Ahmad Abuznaid

Dinner: A buffet of typical middle eastern specialties

Registration required. Suggested donation: $25 […]

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Celebrate Palestine! (2019)

Join us for a supper of Middle East cuisine featuring a presentation by Boston-based Palestinian-American Dr. Nadia Abuelezam, founder and producer of Palestinians Podcast.

Palestinians Podcast gives a voice to Palestinians and humanizes themes common within the Palestinian narrative – isolation, resistance, and separation from home – through the sharing of personal stories.

Nadia will discuss the process of confronting her own personal labels, feelings, and perceptions throughout podcast creation. She’ll discuss the unifying nature of storytelling and simultaneously the resilience of the Palestinian people […]

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Noura Erakat and Danielle Ponder, speakers

Justice in the U.S. and Palestine (2018)

It’s a matter of fairness and justice. How does the law help / hinder the pursuit of same? What are the legal avenues that might lead to justice and peace for both Palestinians and Israelis? How can domestic U.S. law help overcome the centuries of racism in North America? Two noted attorneys, each a compelling speaker, will be with us to explain this subject in accessible, layperson’s language. Of course they’ll address your questions […]

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Susan Abulhawa, speaker

The Future Must First Reckon With Our Past (2017)

Susan Abulhawa is a novelist, essayist, and poet. Her debut novel, “Mornings in Jenin” (Bloomsbury, 2010), was an international bestseller, received critical acclaim and was translated into 28 languages. The rights to her second novel, “The Blue Between Sky And Water” (Bloomsbury, 2015) was sold in 19 languages before it was published in the English original. The combined commercial and cultural reach of these two novels has made Susan Abulhawa a widely read Palestinian author […]

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Miko Peled, speaker

Justice and Freedom: The Keys to Peace in Palestine (2016)

As the author of “The General’s Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine”, guest speaker Miko Peled has traveled extensively, giving talks about his experiences to audiences across the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Germany, and Switzerland. His grandfather signed Israel’s Declaration of Independence and his father fought in the 1948 and 1967 wars, later becoming a peace activist and proponent of dialogue with the PLO […]

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Keynote speaker Rev Graylan Hagler

Connecting the Dots: Ferguson to Palestine (2015)

Born and raised in Baltimore, MD, Rev. Hagler is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, with full standing in The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He is the Immediate Past National President of Ministers for Racial, Social and Economic Justice (MRSEJ).

During his ministry, Rev. Hagler’s work has been that of empowerment and opposition to the forms of racism that grip our society. He has campaigned to protect citizens from unconstitutional and illegal police practices and to safeguard democratic participation in the election of black political leadership. In the 80’s, he led the Free South Africa Movement to force divestiture of dollars from the support of the Apartheid system. He served on the Steering Committee of United for Peace and Justice, working to oppose aspects of U.S. foreign policy that the group believes contribute to war and aggression. He participates in the work of African Americans for Justice in the Middle East and North Africa and has co-signed the 2015 Black Solidarity Statement with Palestine.


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