Making Contact

The Nakba, the Naksa, and the Future of Palestine

Palestinian_refugeesIn 1948, Zionist militias expelled over 700,000 Palestinians from their villages and towns.  The event, and the ongoing destruction and occupation of Palestine are referred to as the Nakba – the catastrophe.  How did the events of 1948 shape Palestine and its diaspora?   And generations later, how are Palestineans fighting to return home?

On this edition of Making Contact we reflect on the Nakba, the Naksa, and the future of Palestine.

Rami Almeghari, FSRN reporter; Ghazi Misleh, author of I Am from There and I Have Memories, Rabab Abdulhadi, Professor of Ethnic Studies and Senior Scholar of the Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Initiative at San Francisco State University; Dina from Rammun, Mohannad from Ramle, Remi Kanazi, poet and author of Before the Next Bomb Drops.


Host: Marie Choi

Producers: Marie Choi, Monica Lopez, Jasmin Lopez, R.J. Lozada

Executive Director: Lisa Rudman

Web Editor: Kwan Booth

For more information

Rami Almeghari, Free Speech Radio News, “Profile: Refugee documents razed village’s history through memory of its displaced”

Nakba Survivor, testimonials

Remi Kanazi, poet and author of Before the Next Bomb Drops

Oakland Palestine Solidarity Mural, Art Forces, Estria Foundation, NorCal Friends of Sabeel

Institute for Middle East Understanding, “Nakba Museum Exhibit Opens in D.C.”

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