Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
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[Portadown] Kholoud Ajarma on ‘Inheriting Nakba: Four Generations of Palestinian Refugees’ (IPSC)

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To commemorate the 69th anniversary of the Nakba, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign is honoured to present Palestinian academic and refugee Kholoud Ajarma. She will speak on Saturday 20th May in Drumcree Community Centre, Ashgrove Road, Portadown at 2.30pm.

Kholoud’s talk, ‘Inheriting Nakba: four generations of Palestinian refugees’ will be a first-hand account of the key issues regarding Palestinian refugees, from the 1947-49 Nakba (Arabic for ‘Catastrophe’) when over 700,000 Palestinians were forcibly dispossessed and exiled from their homeland to facilitate the creation of the state of Israel up to the refugee crisis of the present today.

Today there are more than five million Palestinian refugees, many who are refugees for a second or third time, all denied their international law-mandated Right of Return by Israel. Come along to find out more, and to see what we can do to help them get home.

About the Speaker:

Kholoud Ajarma is an award winning Palestinian photographer, film- maker, anthropologist and refugee-rights activist. She is a graduate of International Studies, Conflict Resolution and Anthropology and Development Studies and has experience working with Palestinian refugees in Palestine, the MENA region, Europe and Latin America. In Palestine, she leads projects in the field of refugees and youth empowerment creating platforms for active youth participation within human rights research, media, conflict resolution, and social justice.

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