Commemorate the Nakba with Joseph Massad on Wednesday, April 28

Columbia Students for Justice in Palestine invites you to a discussion with Professor Joseph Massad to discuss the ongoing Nakba (catastrophe) against Palestine and Palestinians:

“One of the most difficult things to grasp in the modern history of Palestine and the Palestinians is the meaning of the Nakba. Is the Nakba to be seen as a discrete event that took place and ended in 1948, or is it something else? What are the political stakes in reifying the Nakba as a past event, in commemorating it annually, in bowing before its awesome symbolism? What are the effects of making the Nakba a finite historical episode that one bemoans but must ultimately accept as a fact of history?”

-Joseph Massad

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2 responses to “Commemorate the Nakba with Joseph Massad on Wednesday, April 28

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