The Christchurch Palestine Association presents…

11 Mar

Land Day Commemoration event, Wednesday, 8 April 7:00pm – 8:30pm
WEA Canterbury Workers’ Educational Association
59 Gloucester Street, Christchurch, New Zealand 8041
Christchurch Palestine Association

The newly formed Palestinian Solidarity Group supports the struggle for a free, non-racial and democratic Palestine State for all who live in it.

Land Day Commemoration event will be our very first event where we will acknowledge the rights of the indigenous people of Palestine, celebrate their resistance and culture.

The event will feature Guest Speaker Nijmeh Ali who grew up in Haifa; her family are internal refugees originally from Mia’ar in the Galilee. She is currently working on her PhD at the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at Otago University, New Zealand. Her focus is on the Palestinian citizens of Israel as an indigenous people, with an emphasis on the tension between citizenship and nationality in prolonged conflict. Nijmeh, who holds an M.A in political science from Hebrew university, and is a social justice activist, is interested in civic education and its impact on forming and framing diverse citizenship contexts, as well as in social and political movement theory.

The event will also feature a Land Day History exhibition, along with recognition of famous Poets and Artists and their association with Land Day, we will also introduce Christchurch to a Palestinian Symbol called Handala.

Refreshments will be served at the end of the event.

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