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Hope Under Siege A Palestine Photo Exhibit Kimbo Art Gallery @ University of Pittsburgh William Pitt Union Jan 9-19, 2009 Amazing opening reception with live music, poetry, food, and so much more!
Hope Under Siege:
A Palestine Photo Exhibit
WHERE: Kimbo Art Gallery, University of Pittsburgh, First Floor of William Pitt Union
WHEN: Opening Reception with live music, poetry, food, and so much more:
Jan 9, 2009 8:00PM
Show runs from Jan. 9-19, 2009
May 2008 marks the 60th anniversary of what Palestinians call the “Nakba.” It is a date engrained into the minds of every Palestinian, everywhere. The translation means the “Catastrophe,” because three quarters of a million Palestinian women, men, and children were expelled from their homes, massacred ensued, and 531 Palestinian towns and villages were destroyed for what was to become the state of Israel.
For the 60 years of Israel’s existence, Palestinians have been refused the right to return to their homes. Palestinians remain the largest refugee population in the world. Many continue to see the uprooting of their trees, the demolition of their homes, the building of apartheid walls, confiscation of their farmland, and the murder of their family members and friends by the Israeli army.
Jonas Moffat is a student at Pitt who lived and volunteered as a human rights worker in Palestine for two years. He traveled to Palestine to witness and document what is happening on the ground in order to amplify the voices of the marginalized Palestinians and spread the truth through eyewitness accounts of life under occupation, of a hope that is under siege.
Please join Students for Justice in Palestine as they reveal Jonas' photographs from Occupied Palestine. Hear eyewitness accounts from Palestinians and Pittsburghers who have seen and experienced life under the gun. View the scenes of hope and the images of despair. Share the truth with the world about 60 years of dispossession and a hope that refuses to perish.
Hope Under Siege is sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine, the Muslim Student Association, The Pittsburgh Palestine Solidarity Committee, the International Solidarity Movement, The Tel Rumeida Circus for Detained Palestinians, OPTICS (Organizing Pittsburgh to Increase Community Solidarity), and many more!
The Opening Reception: January 9, 2009 8:00PM
Enjoy performances by Palestinian and local musicians, poets, and speakers.
Enjoy delicious munchies courtesy of Allegro Hearth Bakeryh
Browse the exhibit down the hallway between sets. Meet with the photographer and chat with local activists who have witnessed life under occupation in Palestine.
The Show will run from January 9-19, 2009
For more information, contact: Jonas: email@example.com
STUDENTS FOR JUSTICE IN PALESTINE:
From the River to the Sea, Palestine will be Free!
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