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May 15th marks the 71st anniversary of al-Nakba (in Arabic, “the catastrophe). Al-Nakba coincides with establishment of the State of Israel on May 15, 1948, and with the corresponding ethnic cleansing campaign that resulted in displacement of more than 750,000 Palestinians, and destruction of more than 400 Palestinian villages.
Join the Rachel Corrie Foundation on the capitol grounds near the Tivoli Fountain to explore this display of tent-style placards inscribed with names of Palestinian villages destroyed in 1948. Talk with local Palestinian-Americans whose families experienced the Nakba and its aftermath, and with RCF volunteers sharing how the Nakba continues, and jeopardizes a just peace in the Middle East. The installation, created by the Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign, has traveled to multiple Western Washington locations and will be displayed this month at Westlake Mall in Seattle and at the University of Washington, as well. As Palestinians in Gaza continue courageous grassroots organizing with the Great March of Return, it is important for international audiences to connect and learn more.
Join us in Olympia, May 15th, for these events that explore the Nakba and how it continues and is challenged.
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