[Belfast] Palestine Day at Féile An Phobail 2018 (IPSC)
In the 70th year of the Palestinian Nakba [Arabic for ‘catastrophe’], this year’s event will focus on the on-going Nakba and Israel’s racist policies of aggression and apartheid against the Palestinian people. Come along to St. Mary’s University College, Falls Road, Belfast on Thursday 9th August for the annual Palestine Day as part of Féile An Phobail 2018.
“Red Noses Palestine Exhibition,” an exhibition of Belfast photographer McKernan’s work documenting the extraordinary work of Red Nose Palestine, an organisation established in 2010 to “bring fun and laughter to children in need of joy throughout Palestine.”
Solidarity stall providing a range of solidarity items including authentic Palestinian Keffiyeh scarves made in the only remaining Keffiyeh factory in Palestine, Palestine football jerseys, t-shirts, books, etc.
12.00 – 2.00pm – Authentic Palestinian cuisine, including traditional Palestinian hummus and falafel.
2.00pm – Members of the Palestinian community in Belfast discuss their personal perspectives on the legacy of Nakba and the continued denial of the Right of Return as enshrined in United Nations General Assembly Resolution 194.
7.00pm – A panel of guest speakers, discuss the on-going Nakba in the context of the role mainstream media have played in manufacturing consent for Israel’s racist policies of aggression and apartheid against the Palestinian people.
Guest Speakers –
Liam O’Hare, Journalist
Reham Abdulkarim, Palestinian Journalist
Eamonn McCann, Representative of National Union of Journalists
Chaired by Patricia McKeown, UNISON Regional Secretary.
Organised by the Belfast Branch of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campain as part of Féile an Phobail 2018