Marking Al-Nakba 68: Events Around the World for Palestinian Return


Events and actions are being organized around the world to mark the 68th anniversary of the Nakba, the expulsion of the Palestinian people from their homes and lands in order to create a Zionist settler-colonial state on the land of Palestine. These events both remember over 68 years of Palestinian struggle, steadfastness, and resistance, but also support the ongoing struggle for Palestinian refugees’ return and the liberation of Palestine.

The imprisonment of Palestinians has always been a tool of the colonial project in Palestine, meant to maintain occupation, apartheid and oppression and criminalize the existence and resistance of Palestinians. From the martial law imposed in 1948 on the Palestinians who remained in the 78% of historic Palestine occupied at that time, to the imprisonment of 7,000 Palestinian political leaders, journalists, and freedom fighters today, the imprisonment of Palestinians and their leaders has always been part and parcel of the Nakba.

Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network is directly involved in Nakba events in several cities internationally and supports mobilizations around the world on this critical day. Numerous events will be taking place throughout occupied Palestine and in the refugee camps of Lebanon, Jordan and Syria.

This list focuses on international events organized by Palestinian communities in exile and diaspora and solidarity movements. In order to add your city’s event to the list below, please email or message us on Facebook. This page will be updated regularly!



Saturday, 14 May – Palestine Will Be Free Panel, Facebook:
12 pm, part of the Socialism for the 21st Century Conference, University of Sydney.

Sunday, 15 May – Commemorating the Nakba Demonstration: 68 Years On, Facebook:
1 pm, Town Hall, Sydney. Organized by Palestine Action Group Sydney


Sunday, 15 May – Migration Museum of Adelaide Plaque Ceremony. More info:
11:00 am, Migration Museum, 82 Kintore Ave, Adelaide
Sponsored by Australian Friends of Palestine Association (AFOPA).

Monday, 16 May – Al-Nakba Commemoration. More info:
6:00 pm, State Library of South Australia, Adelaide. Speaker: Paul Heywood-Smith QC Sponsored by Australian Friends of Palestine Association (AFOPA).


Sunday, 15 May – Nakba Commemorative Forum and Film. Facebook:
5 pm – 7 pm, Glebe Town Hall, St. John’s Road, Glebe. Organized by Coalition for Justice and Peace in Palestine.


Friday, 13 May – Al Nakba Remembrance Quiz Night, Facebook:
6:30 pm, Uniting Church in the City, 97 William Street, Perth. Organized by Palestinian Community of Western Australia


Friday, 13 May – Al Nakba 2016 Vigil. Facebook:
nakba-southafrica6 pm, King George Square, Brisbane. Organized by Justice for Palestine Brisbane.



Sunday, 15 May – Nakba 1948: Palestinian Catastrophe and Israeli Ethnic Cleansing
1 pm, Zoo Lake, Jan Smuts Avenue, Johannesburg. Organized by Women’s Boat to Gaza, BDS South Africa, Media Review Network, Palestine Solidarity Alliance, South African Jews for a Free Palestine, Food for the Soul



Saturday, 14 May – Performance at School of Decolonization. Facebook:
5:00 pm, Puerta del Sol, Madrid.

Saturday, 14 May – Demonstration followed by performances, dance and Palestinian, African and Latin American food. Facebook:
6:00 pm, Glorieta de Marques de Vadillo – General Ricardos – Luisa Munoz, followed by La Kupula sala.

Sunday, 15 May – Nakba demonstration for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions. Facebook:
1:30 pm, Puerta del Sol, Madrid.

Sunday 15 May – Anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba
5:30 pm, Recinto Ferial, Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain.
Includes collaborative mural, debate with Majed Dibsi, Palestinian journalist and political analyst, theatrical action, photo exhibition. Organied by Madrid Para Todos, the Global Campaign to Return to Palestine, CJA and Alco Sanse en Lucha


Friday, 20 May – Book Presentation: Against Forgetting – Photographic Memory of the Nakba, Facebook:
7 pm, Library of Fontan, Plaza Daoiz y Velarde, Oviedo


Saturday, 21 May – Book Presentation: Against Forgetting – Photographic Memory of the Nakba, Facebook:
12:30 pm, Conference Room, Antiguo Institute, Gijon.


11 May – 15 May – Series of events organized by the Coalició Prou Complicitat amb Israel (CPCI). Facebook:

Wednesday, 11 May – Seminar: Why is it important to break ties with Israel? Ways toward a just peace. 7 pm, Aula Magna, Faculty of Geography and History, University of Barcelona. With Raji Sourani, Riya Hassan, and Blanca Campos. Moderated by David Bondia and joined by Catalan municipalities who have adopted BDS.

Thursday, 12 May – Raji Sourani at Catalonia Parliament. 4 pm, Parliament of Catalonia.

Friday, 13 May – Hope Award to recognize individuals and groups defending Palestine. 7 pm, Palau Robert, Passeig de Gracia 107, Barcelona. Organized by the Palestinian Community of Catalonia, and hosted by actress Rosa Boladeras.

Saturday, 14 May – Film Screening, “The Land Speaks Arabic.” 6 pm, La Sedeta, Carrer de Sicilia 321, nakba-bilbaoBarcelona, with the participation of Riya Hassan, BNC. Organized by Sodepau and Association Helia.

Sunday, 15 May – Demonstration for Palestine – Long live Palestine! 6 pm, Plaza Catalonia.



Friday, 13 May – Nakba Commemoration: End the Occupation. Facebook: Click here
7 pm, Areatzan, Bilbao. Organized by Nodo BDS Bilbo



Monday, 9 May – Monday, 22 May – Flavor of Jaffa: Palestine through the story of the city and the orange. Facebook:
Slovenian Ethnographic Museum, Metelkova 2, Ljubljana. Organized by BDS Slovenija



Sunday, 15 May – Nakba Day Demonstration, Facebook:
3:00 pm, Karl-Marx-Platz, Berlin. Organized by the Nakba-Tag-Bundnis

17-19 May, Nakba Exhibition. Facebook: click here
4 pm – 9 pm, 6:30 for program. Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Franz Mehring Platzz 1, Berlin. Film Screenings, cultural performance, and more. Organized by Deutsche Jugend fur Palastina, Fluchtlings Kinder im Lebanon.


Saturday, 7 May – Palestine Nakba Day
1 pm – 6 pm, Schlossplatz, Stuttgart. With speakers George Rashmawi, Shir Hever, Attia Rajab, Reiner Weigand, Annette Groth, and performers Aeham Ahmed, Muhammad Tamim, Yalla Dabke. Organized by Palestine Solidarity Committee Stuttgart and the Palestinian Community of Stuttgart.


Sunday, 15 May – Festival in commemoration of the Nakba
6 pm, Uppsalla Eventhalle, Porschestrasse 22, Wuppertal, Germany.



Saturday, 14 May – Demonstration in Commemoration of the Nakba. Facebook:
2 pm – 4 pm, between Markthal and Hoogstraat, organized by Palestijnse Gemeenschap Nederland, Aidoun-Group Nederland, al Awda, Palestijnse Vrouwenunie, het Samenwerkingsverband Rotterdam voor Gaza and Nederlands Palestina Komitee


Saturday, 14 May – Demonstration in Commemoration of the Nakba
1 pm – 3 pm, on the Grand Market by the town hall, organized by Palestijnse Gemeenschap Nederland, Aidoun-Group Nederland, al Awda, Palestijnse Vrouwenunie, het Samenwerkingsverband Rotterdam voor Gaza and Nederlands Palestina Komitee

Den Haag

Saturday, 14 May – Commemoration of the Nakba
12:30 pm – 3 pm, entrance to the Passage Passage across from the Hema and Bijenkorf, Den Haag.


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Saturday, 14 May – Demonstration in Commemoration of the Nakba
1 pm – 4 pm, on the Dam and the Spui, organized by Palestijnse Gemeenschap Nederland, Aidoun-Group Nederland, al Awda, Palestijnse Vrouwenunie, het Samenwerkingsverband Rotterdam voor Gaza and Nederlands Palestina Komitee

Sunday, 15 May – Forum on the Nakba, 1948-2016. Facebook:
3 pm, International Institute for Research and Education, Lombokstraat 40, Amsterdam. With speakers Mohammed Matter, Hatem Bazian, Amin Abou Rashed, Mohammad Altamary, Sami Shabib and Saleh Salayma, Sarah, and Khouloud Ajarma. Organized by Back to Palestine



Sunday, 15 May – Organizing for Palestine to Break the Silence. Facebook:
2:30 pm, Autonomous School Zurich, Sihlquai 125, Zurich, Switzerland. Organized by Wir sind mit Ihnen



Friday, 13 May – Commemorating the Nakba. Facebook:
7 pm, 67 Strait Street, Valetta. Organized by Palestine Solidarity Network Malta.



Series of events from May 9-May 15
Organized by the Nakba Initiative (Democratic Palestine Committees in Denmark, Boykot Israel, FN Forbundet, Human Rights March, Palaestina Orientering) Facebook:,

Monday, 9 May  – Palestinian film screenings, 5 pm – 9 pm,  Verdenskulturcentret, Norre Alle 7, 2200 Norrebro

Tuesday, 10 May – History of Al-Nakba – presentation by Professor Nur Masalha of the University of London,  7 pm – 9:30 pm, Verdenskulturcentret, Norre Alle 7, 2200 Norrebro

Wednesday, 11 May – Palestinian culture and music, with dabkeh dance and traditional music performed by Nassim al-Dogom, 6 pm – 9 pm, Verdenskulturcentret, Norre Alle 7, 2200 Norrebro

Friday, 13 May – Demonstration for justice for Palestine, remembering the Nakba of 1948.  Facebook: , 3 pm – 5 pm,  Radhusplads, Copenhagen. With speakers: Trine Petrou Mach, Bilal al-Issa, Gerd Berlev, and music with Nassim al-Dogom,



Saturday, May 14 – Rally to Commemorate the Palestinian Nakba, Facebook:
1 pm – 4 pm, Place de la Monnaie, Brussels, Belgium. Organized by the Palestinian Community of Belgium.


Sunday, 15 May – Movie Screening for Al-Nakba: 5 Broken Cameras. Facebook:
6:30 pm, Valkeniersplein 19B, Maasmechelen. Organized by the Palestine Committee Maasmechelen.


Sunday, 15 May – Silent Wake to Commemorate Al-Nakba, Facebook:
7:00 pm, Koning Albertpark, Kiosk, Antwerp, Belgium. Organized by Antwerp for Palestine.



Saturday, 14 May – What Road for Palestine? Marking the Palestinian Nakba, discussion with Khaled Barakat. Facebook:
6:30 pm, Manifesten, 59 Rue Thiers, 13001 Marseille. Organized by the General Union of Palestinian Students (GUPS) Aix-Marseille and Generation Palestine Marseille


Saturday, 14 May – Demonstration to Support the Palestinian People, Facebook:
2:30 pm, Place Bellecour, 69002, Lyon


Saturday, 14 May – Nakba: Mass rally in Paris, Facebook:
3 pm – Place de la Republique. Exhibition on the Nakba, street theater, speeches and more. Organized by CAPJPO-EuroPalestine

Sunday, 15 May – Palestine at Place de la Republique. Facebook:
2 pm – 10 pm, Place de la Republique, Paris. Films, discussions and presentations commemorating the Nakba. Organized by Cineluttes, Artists for Palestine, Festival Cine-Palestine, Campagne BDS and #PalestineToujoursDebout, Union of Palestinian Associations and Institutions of France (Aljaliya), GUPS Paris, PALMED France, Palestinian Youth Movement France and more.


Saturday, 14 May – Nakba Commemoration, Facebook:
2:30 pm, Place de la Comedie, Montpellier, France. Organized by BDS France 34



Friday, 13 May – Palestinian Family Dinner and Evening Facebook: 7 pm – 10 pm, Byblos Restaurant, Storgatan 75, Huvudsta Centrum. Organized by the Palestinian Association in Stockholm.

Saturday, 14 May – Palestinian Cultural Festival 2016, Facebook:
11:30 am – 6 pm, Hallunda Folkets Hus, Borgvagen 1, 145 69 Norsborf (Stockholm)


Sunday, 15 May – Demonstration in memory of the Nakba, Facebook:
12:30 pm, Gustav Adolfs Torg, Malmo. Organized by Malmo Palestine Network

Sunday, 15 May – Public Meeting on Palestinian Right of Return
3 pm, Studieframjandet, Ystadgatan 53 (following demonstration). Organized by Group 194


Sunday, 15 May – Al-Nakba: The Palestinian Catastrophe, Facebook:
2 pm, NBVs, Kronobergsgatan 12, Vaxjo. Organized by Palestinagruppen i Kronoberg



Thursday, 12 May – Commemoration of Al-Nakba, Facebook:
6 pm, City Hall, Square, Kristiansand. Organized by Palestinian Association in Oslo.


Saturday, 14 May – Sunday, 15 May – Objections III: Nakba without end? Facebook:
Saturday, 12 pm – 9 pm, Deichmanske, Schous place; Sunday, 12 pm – 8 pm, House of Literature. Literary and performance event – authors from Palestine and Norwegian actors and musicians interpreting.



Friday, 6 May – Nakba – The Catastrophe after 68 Years. Facebook:
7:30 pm, CSOA Lambretta, Milan. Featuring a speech by Rajeh Zayed and concert by Al-Raseef. Organized by UDAP (Arab Palestinian Democratic Union.)

Saturday, 14 May – Al Nakba: The day of memory. Facebook:
8:30 pm, Milano Via Mercanti, Milan. Film Screening of “Al Nakba” documentary. Organized by BDS Milano

Sunday, 15 May – Commemoration of the Palestinian Nakba. Facebook:
3 pm, Piazza Gabrio Rosa, Milan. With Militant Rap performances by Beppe Rebel, Zasta NCF, Liam Vik, Hafiz X and Romio X, Palestinian Poetry, speeches and more. Organized by Fronte Palestina, Palestina Rossa, Global Campaign to Return to Palestine

Sunday, 15 May – Remembering the Nakba 2016, Facebook:
7 pm, Spazio Libero Micene, Milan


Monday, 16 May – Nakba 1948-2016, the Catastrophe Continues  Facebook:
8:30 pm, Qoelet di Redona. Presentation by Nandino Capovilla, Pax Christi. Presented by Gruppo Iabbok.


Sunday, 15 May – Commemoration of the Palestinian Nakba
6 pm, Piazza De Ciompi, Florence. Organized by Associazione Amicizia Italo Palestinese


nakba-parmaSaturday, 14 May – Remembering the Nakba: Book Presentation. Facebook:
8 pm, ARCI Camalli ACPO, Via Bastioni di Mezzo 6, Imperia. Organized by ARCI Handala Imperia


Friday, 13 May – Remembering Nakba, Film Screening, Facebook:
7 pm, Piazetta San Giacomo, Parma. Organized by Gruppo Azione Palestina.


Saturday, 14 May – Anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba, Facebook:
6 pm, Santa Fede Liberata, via San Giovanni Maggiore Pignatelli 2, Naples, Italy. Organized by Santa Fede Liberata.


nakba-turinSunday, 15 May – Nakba 1948-2016. Facebook:
6:30 pm, Centro Studi Sereno Regis, Via Garibaldi 13, Turin, Italy

Sunday, 22 May – Palestine: The Nakba to BDS. Facebook:
5 pm – 11 pm, Association Comala, Ferrucci 65/a, Turin, Italy. With Palestinian poetry, readings, Palestinian food and a screening of “The Wanted 18.” Organized by the Arab Palestinian Democratic Union (UDAP) and BDS Torino.


Monday, 16 May – Nakba anniversary film screening and meeting. Facebook:
8 pm – Sala Bar/Libreria Knulp, via Madonna del Mare 7/a, Trieste, Italy. Screening of “Nakba” documentary by Monica Maurer. Speaker Bassima Awad of the Al-Quds Italian/Palestinian Cultural Institute and the nakba-turkeyPalestinian Community of Veneto.



Sunday, 15 May – We will not forget the Nakba! Facebook:
4 pm, Galatasaray Meydani, Istanbul, Turkey. Organized by BDS Turkiye.



Saturday, 14 May – Crossroads: Castastrophe, Resistance, Freedom. Facebook:
7:30 pm, Dora Stratou Dance Theatre, Arakynthou 33, Athens, Greece. Cultural event, Organized by the General Union of Palestinian Students – Greece



Tuesday, 17 May – 68 Years of Nakba, Solidarity with Palestine. Facebook:
6:30 pm – 8 pm, Espaco Bento Martins, J.F. Camide, Largo das Pimenteiras, 6A (Junto ao Colegio Militar). Speeches by Hikmat Ajjuri, Pezarat Correia, Jorge Cadima.



Saturday, 14 May – Groovy Palestine, Alternative Music from Palestine on Nakba Day, Facebook:
7 pm, OKAZ, Gusshausstrasse 14/3, 1040 Vienna. Includes discussion and performance by Jowan Safadi, Palestinian musician, followed by DJ sets by Kolonel Blip, El Captagon and Neva-i Solomon. Organized by OKAZ, Österreichisch Arabisches Kulturzentrum



Thursday, 12 May – BADIL Speaking Tour on Palestinian Refugees
Time and Location TBA. More info: Organized by Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign.

Sunday, 15 May – Tesco, Stop Trading With Israel Nakba Vigil 2016. Facebook:
2 pm, Tesco, 2 Royal Ave, Belfast. Call on Tesco to boycott Israeli goods.


Monday, 9 May – BADIL Irish Speaking Tour on Palestinian Refugees. Facebook:
7 pm, Quay Co-Op, 24 Sullivan’s Quay, Cork. With speakers Lubnah Shomali and Nidal al-Azzah from BADIL. Organized by Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Tour info:


Tuesday, 10 May – BADIL Irish Speaking Tour on Palestinian Refugees. Facebook:
7 pm, Perys Hotel Limerick, Glentworth Street, Limerick. With speakers Lubnah Shomali and Nidal al-Azzah from BADIL. Organized by Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Tour info:


nakba-dublinWednesday, 11 May – BADIL Speaking Tour on Palestinian Refugees. Facebook:
6:15 pm, Academy Plaza Hotel, 10-14 Findlater Place, Dublin. With speakers Lubnah Shomali and Nidal al-Azzah from BADIL. Organized by Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Tour info:

Saturday, 14 May – March and “Moving Gallery” for Palestinian Refugees. Facebook:
2 pm – 3 pm, St. Stephen’s Green (Grafton St Entrance), Dublin 2. March down Grafton St to the Spire. Organized by the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign.


Friday, 13 May – BADIL Speaking Tour on Palestinian Refugees.
7 pm, UNISON Building, Clarendon St, Derry. With speaker Lubnah Shomali from BADIL. Organized by Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign.



Wednesday, 11 May- Al-Nakba, 68 Years of Exile. Facebook:
6 pm, Sala Auditorium, Austral University of Chile, Valdivia, Chile. With speaker Karmach Elias, Nakba survivor born in Palestine in 1948. Organized by Arab Youth for Palestine Valdivia.


Wednesday, 18 May – 68 Years of Al-Nakba: Palestinian and Mapuche Resistance. Facebook:
6:30 pm, En El Blanco, Blanco 1065, Valparaiso, Chile. Organized by Comité Chileno de Solidaridad con Palestina


Thursday, 19 May – Palestine at 68 Years of Al-Nakba. Facebook:
7 pm, Universidad Alberto Hurtado Almirante Barroso 10, Santiago, Chile. Organized by Comité Chileno de Solidaridad con Palestina


Series of events from 9 May – 15 May, organized by the Arab Union for Palestine of Temuco. Facebook:

nakba-temucoMonday, 9 May – 7 pm – 9 pm, Documentary: Occupation 101, Universidad Catolica de Temuco, Sala C-301, Campus San Francisco

Tuesday, 10 May – 12 pm, Cultural Event, Dance, and Palestinian music, Plaza de Armas, Temuco

Wednesday, 11 May – 1 pm, Event on the history of the Palestinian struggle, UCT, Sala C-407, Campus San Francisco. Speaker: Samy Silhi

Thursday, 12 May – 6 pm, Documentary: Checkpoint, University of the Frontera, Sala D-106, Campus Andres Bello.

Friday, 13 May – 6 pm, Film: Omar. UCT, Sala C-301, Campus San Francisco


Sao Paulo

Wednesday, 11 May – Mothers of May, Palestinian Mothers, Mothers Without Borders. Facebook:
7 pm, Al Janiah, Alvaro Carvalho Street 190, Sao Paulo. Cultural event connecting struggles of Brazilian and Palestinian mothers. Organized by MOP@T (Movimento Palestina Para Tod@s) and the May Mothers Movement.

Saturday, 14 May – Palestine, Brazil and Colombia: New frontiers of control and the Nakba, Facebook:
6 pm, Al Janiah, Rua Alvaro de Carvalho 190, Sao Paulo. Organized by MOP@T

Sunday, 15 May – 68 Years of the Palestinian Nakba. Facebook:
11 am, in front of MASP, walk from Paulista to Rua Augusta. Organized by Frente em Defesa do Povo Palestino



Friday, 13 May – 68 Years of Al-Nakba, the Resistance Continues. Facebook:
6 pm, AFFUR – Canelones 2033 esq. Pablo de Maria. Organized by Comite Palestina Libre Uruguay


Mexico City

Tuesday, 17 May – Act to remember the 68th anniversary of Al-Nakba. Facebook:
6 pm, Museo de la Memoria Indomita, Regina 66, Centro Historico. Organized by Palestina Mexico Corsopal.



Sunday, 15 May – Al-Nakba Day. Facebook:
7 pm, Chabuca Amphitheatre, Granda, Miraflores Central Park. Dance performance and documentary film.


San Jose

Monday, 9 May – Cine Palestino Al Nakba, Facebook:
5 pm – 8 pm, Audiovisual Rooms, Monge Alfaro Library, University of Costa Rica. Organized by Partido Obrero Socialista Costa Rica



Tuesday, 17 May – Commemoration of the Palestinian Nakba, Facebook:
6 pm, Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand, Penthouse, Maneeya Center Building, 518/5 Ploenchit Road. Sponsored by PSC Thailand.



Saturday, 14 May – Intifada as a bridge of return. Facebook:
6:30 pm, Avenue Habib Bourguiba, Tunis, Tunisia. Organized by a coalition of parties and groups.


Montreal, Quebec

nakba-montrealSaturday, 14 May – Nocturnal Demonstration to Commemorate the Nakba; Facebook:
7 pm – midnight, Station Metro Mont-Royale, Montreal. Organized by Palestinian and Jewish Unity (PAJU), Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights – UQAM (SPHR-UQAM) and Tadamon

Sunday, 15 May – Palestinian commemoration festival, Facebook:
11 am – 5 pm, Concordia University, 1455 boulevard de Maisonneuve W., Montreal. With Palestinian cultural show, dance, music and children’s activities.


Tuesday, 10 May – Personal stories of Palestinian Nakba Survivors. Facebook:
7 pm, Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham St, Toronto. Part of the North America Nakba Tour, organized by Free Palestine Movement and Al-Awda Coaliation and co-presented in Canada by the Palestinian Canadian Congress and Canada Friends of Sabeel.

nakba-torontoSunday, 15 May – Commemoration of the Palestinian Nakba, Facebook:
2 pm – 5 pm, Celebration Square, Mississauga. Organized by the National Committee to Commemorate the Nakba 68 – Toronto

Sunday, 15 May – Toronto Palestinian Film Festival Nakba Commemoration, Facebook:
2 pm, Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham St, Toronto. Film Screening of Encounter with a Lost Land with director Maryse Gargour over Skype. Organized by TPFF, Palestinian Canadian Congress, Students for Justice in Palestine – Ryerson.


Sunday, 15 May – Commemoration of Al-Nakba 1948-2016, Facebook:
1 pm – 4 pm, Memorial Park, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Including commemoration, community voices, Palestine dance, flag making and film screening. Organized by Winnipeg Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid, Canadian Palestinian Association, Canada Palestine Support Network, Independent Jewish Voices, Peace Alliance Winnipeg


Sunday, 8 May – Personal Stories of Palestinian Nakba Survivors. Facebook:
7 pm, Ben Franklin Place, Chamber Hall, 101 Centrepoint Dr, Ottawa. Part of the North America Nakba Tour, organized by Free Palestine Movement and Al-Awda Coaliation and co-presented in Canada by the Palestinian Canadian Congress and Canada Friends of Sabeel.


Wednesday, 11 May – The Exiled Palestinians. Facebook:
6:45 pm, Forest Hill United, 121 Westmount St. E., Kitchener, Ontario. Part of the North America Nakba Tour, organized by Free Palestine Movement and Al-Awda Coaliation and co-presented in Canada by the Palestinian Canadian Congress and Canada Friends of Sabeel.

London, ON

Thursday, 12 May – Personal Stories of Palestinian Nakba Survivors. Facebook:
7 pm, MAC Youth Centre, 366 Oxford St E, London. Part of the North America Nakba Tour, organized by Free Palestine Movement and Al-Awda Coaliation and co-presented in Canada by the Palestinian Canadian Congress and Canada Friends of Sabeel.


New York

Thursday, 12 May – Nakba Remembrance Day Protest. Facebook:
1:30 pm, Washington Square Park. Organized by NYU Students for Justice in Palestine.

Sunday, 15 May – Nakba Day March for Resistance and Return, Facebook:
1:30 pm, Rally at City Hall Park before march over Brooklyn Bridge to Cadman Plaza for activities. Organized by NY4Palestine coalition.

Monday, 16 May – #PeoplesMonday for Nadim Siam Nuwara, Facebook:
7 pm, 39th St and Broadway, NYC. Organized by Shut it Down NYC/#PeoplesMondays


Sunday, May 8 – Nakba commemoration, with speakers, and entertainment and a children’s program, Facebook:
1:30 pm – 6:30 pm, speakers including Dr. Ahmad Tibi, Debkeh performances, Palestinian food and fashion show; Prayer Center of Orland Park, 16530 104th Ave, Orland Park, Illinois. Hosted by American Muslims for Palestine – Chicago.

Wednesday, 11 May – Nakba: Not Something to Celebrate Vigil, Facebook:
5:30 – 6:30 pm, 3751 N. Broadway, Chicago. Organized by Jewish Voice for Peace – Chicago.

Thursday, 26 May – USPCN Chicago Nakba Day Commemoration, Facebook:
6:30 pm, Jerusalem Restaurant, 8310 S. Harlem Ave, Chicago. Live testimony from a Nakba survivor, Palestinian folkloric music from Hamze Allaham and Ronnie Malley, USPCN updates. Organized by US Palestinian Community Network Chicago.


Friday, 13 May – AMP Minnesota Annual Nakba Commemoration
7 pm – Doubletree Hotel, 2200 Freeway Boulevard, Brooklyn Center, MN. Speakers Abdallah Maarouf and Hatem Bazian. Organized by American Muslims for Palestine – Minnesota

Sunday, 15 May – Al-Nakba Protest. Facebook:
1 pm, Loring Park, Minneapolis. Initiated by Anti-War Committee with many endorsers.

Oakland/Bay Area

Sunday, 15 May – George Jackson in the Sun of Palestine. Facebook:
nakba-oakland4 pm, Uptown Auto Body and Fender, 401 26th Street, Oakland. Remember the Nakba, Black Panthers and Indigenous Resistance. Art exhibition and performance highlighting a multimedia exhibition, curated by Greg Thomas. Organized by Art Forces and AROC.

San Francisco

Saturday, 14 May: Stompin Up: Youth Resist through Story and Dance
6 pm, Mission High School, 3750 18th St, San Francisco, CA. Featuring Silk Road Dabke Troupe, Aljuthoor, and more. Organized by Palestinian Youth Movement and Silk Road Dabke Troupe.


Sunday, 15 May – Nakba Day 2016 – Performances by Ryan Harvey and Kareem Samara
. Facebook:
6 pm, Location TBA. Check Facebook, organized by Baltimore – Palestine Solidarity.


Saturday, 14 May – Still Walking: Nakba 68, Facebook:
5 pm – 8 pm, Joe Chillura Courthouse Square. 600 E Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, FL. Street theatre and reenactment of the Nakba of 1948. March from Joe Chillura Courthouse Park past Jose Marti Park, to the Immigration Statue in Centennial Park.

Monday, 16 May – Commemorating Al-Nakba. Facebook:
5 pm, MSC2708, University of South Florida. Sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine USF.


Sunday, 15 May – Nakba Day Poetry Reading. Facebook:
12 pm, Market Square, Knoxville, Tennessee. Palestinian poetry read by friends, poets and community members.

nakba-sandiegoSan Diego

Saturday, 14 May – Commemorating 68 Years of Al-Nakba. Facebook:
5 pm, Balboa Park, 1549 El Prado, San Diego. Includes Palestinian dinner, talk by Dr. Jamal Nassar, music by Naima Shalhoub, testimonies of Nakba survivors. Organized by Nakba Committee (includes Jewish Voice for Peace, KARAMA, BDS San Diego, PAWA SD and CAIR)


nakba-austinSunday, 15 May – Nakba Film Screening: The Land Speaks Arabic. Facebook:
7 pm, Friends Meeting of Austin, 3701 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX. Organized by the Interfaith Community for Palestinian Rights


Saturday, 14 May, Nakba Tour: The Exiled Palestinians. Facebook:
5:00 pm, Islamic Association of Cincinnati. Speakers: Nakba survivor Mariam Fathalla, 86, and Amena Ashkar, granddaughter and great-granddaughter of Nakba survivors. Organized by Cincinnati Palestine Solidarity Coalition


Sunday, 15 May – Nakba Commemoration. Facebook:
4 pm – 6 pm, ArtRage Gallery. 505 Hawley Avenue, Syracuse. Speakers: Kawthar Shomar, Pat Carmeli, Ava Carmeli. Organized by Syracuse Peace Council


Monday, 16 May – Nakba Day, Facebook:
12 pm, University of California – Davis Quad, Davis, California


Sunday, 22 May – Nakba Day Coalition Forum, Facebook:
4 pm – 7 pm, Workers Dignity/Dignidad Obrera, 335 Whitsett Rd, Nashville, Tennessee. Organized by Nashville Coalition to Drop G4S.


Monday, 16 May – Roshmia: Film on Palestine and the Nakba, Facebook:
5:30 pm – 9:30 pm, University of Washington, exact location TBA (check Facebook)


Sunday, 15 May – Boston Nakba Day. Facebook:
12:30 pm, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA. Organized by Boston Students for Justice in Palestine


Friday, 13 May – Commemorating Al Nakba: Protest Against Israeli Apartheid. Facebook:
4:30 pm – 6 pm, Poplar and Highland, Memphis, Tennessee. Organized by Memphis Voices for Palestine.

Washington, DC

Friday, 13 May – Nakba Commemoration. More info:
11 am – 5 pm, Jerusalem Fund, Washington, DC. Including film screenings, recordings, more.

Saturday, 21 May – African Liberation Day and Palestine Nakba Day, Facebook:
12 pm – 6 pm, St. Stephen’s Incarnation, 1525 Newton St NW, Washington, DC. Organized by All-African Peoples Revolutionary Party GC.


Tuesday, 17 May: North America Nakba Tour in Columbia. Facebook:
6 pm, Columbia Public Library, 100 W Broadway, Columbia, Missouri


Sunday, 22 May – 68th anniversary of the Nakba in Palestine, Facebook:
3 pm – 5 p, The City School, 614 Columbia Road, Dorchester. Organized by the Go There Collective.

Fort Lauderdale

Saturday, 4 June – Funeral Service Commemorating 68 Years of Continuing Nakba, Facebook:
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Broward Federal Court House, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Organized by Al-Awda Florida, POWER, SJP FIU, SJP FAU

Los Angeles

Sunday, 15 May – Palestine: Healing Mother and Child. Facebook:
5:30 pm, Phoenicia Restaurant, 343 N Central Ave, Glendale, California. Fundraiser for KinderUSA. Featured Speaker Dr. Ramzy Baroud


Sunday, 15 May – Dealing with Identity in Diaspora: interactions with Nakba
6 pm – 8 pm, 720 South Illinois St, Anaheim, California. Organized by the Palestinian Youth Movement


Saturday, 7 May – Commemorating Al-Nakba with Nadia Ben-Youssef. Facebook:
11 am – 1:30 pm, Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice, 202 Harvard Drive SE, Albuquerque. With speaker Nadia Ben-Youssef of Adalah.


List of activities below via Palestine Solidarity Campaign Nakba Week Schedule. Additional events below.

nakba-weekTue 3 – Dr. Christos Giannou, A Surgeon in the Siege of Shatila, Guilford

Tue 3Prof. Manuel S. Hassassian, Palestinian Ambassador to the UK, Milton Keynes

Wed 4Mahmoud Zawahra, Nottingham

Fri 6Film screening: The Lab (dir. Yotam Feldman), Wolverhampton

Fri 6Mahmoud Zawahra, Cardiff

Sat 7Prof. Karma Nabulsi, Palestine, Freedom of speech and Prevent, Luton

Sat 7Nakba presentation, Bradford upon Avon

Sat 7Tower Hamlets-Jenin Friendship Association Stall for Nakba, London E3

nakba-london1Sat 7Nakba commemorative vigil, Hereford

Sat 7Sabrina Tucci, Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme, Birmingham

Sat 7Nakba stall, Bradford

Sun 8Sponsored Walk for Palestine, Bristol 

Sun 8Olive & PSC present- Palestine: A Journey Through The Culture, London NW10

Sun 8Nakba Week stall, Peterborough

Mon 9 – Live music, poetry & film screening, Tatreez Cafe, London N16

Mon 9Tim Sanders and Mahmoud Zawahra, Tower Hamlets, London E2

Mon 9Film Screening: Nakba, Bristol

Mon 9 Eat for Palestine, Fundraiser, Norwich

Tue 10Nakba, Round Table Discussion with Prof. Karma Nabulsi, Parliament

Tue 10Film screening: Jaffa, the Orange’s Clockwork (dir. Eyal Sivan), London W4

Tue 10Screening of Miko Peled, The General’s Son, London SW9

Awad-Abdul-fattah-11th-May-1Tue 10Mahmoud Zawahra, Oxford Town Hall

Wed 11Film screening: Five Broken Cameras, Wellingborough

Wed 11Awad Abdelfattah (National Democratic Assembly / Balad), London N15

Wed 11Kate Cargin, Living Under Military Occupation, Norwich

Wed 11Dr Khader Abu-Hayyeh, Nakba survivor, Hastings

Thu 12Haya al Farra (Palestinian Mission), Darlington

Wed 11Film screening: Five Broken Cameras, Wellingborough

Wed 11Awad Abdelfattah (National Democratic Assembly / Balad), London N15

Wed 11Kate Cargin, Living Under Military Occupation, Norwich

Wed 11Dr Khader Abu-Hayyeh, Nakba survivor, Hastings

Thu 12Haya al Farra (Palestinian Mission), Darlington

Thu 12Jafar Ramini, The Catastrophe that is Palestine, Salisbury

Thu 12Film screening: Life in Occupied Palestine (by Anna Baltzer, JVP), Exeter

Fri 13Film screening: The Time That Remains (dir. Elia Suleiman), SOAS, London WC1

Fri 13 – The Israel lobby and the European Union, Report Launch, London NW1

Fri 13Film screening: When I Saw You (dir. Annemarie Jacir), Shrewsbury

Fri 13Film screening: Palestine Blues (dir. Nida Sinnokrot), Hereford

Sat 14 – Day-School Conference: Prof Nur Masala, Awad Abdelfattah & more, London WC1

Sat 14Palestinian Forum in Britain, Nakba anniversary protest, London W8

Sat 14Nakba Stall, Edinburgh

Sat 14Remember the Nakba in quiet contemplation, Lancaster

Sat 14Nakba Stall, Barnstaple

Sat 14Paveen Yaqub, Palestinian activism and its relevance to the Nakba, Leeds

Sat 14Nakba Stall, Glasgow

Sat 14 Nakba commemoration, Sheffield Town Hall

Sat 14 – Mahmoud Zawahra, Portsmouth

Sat 14Friends of Al Aqsa: Palestine Exhibition and Fun Day, Edinburgh

Sat 14The Nakba: Palestine Exodus, Video Conference with survivors, Bristol 

Sat 14Nakba stall, Kettering

Sun 15The Tragedy of Palestine, Huddersfield

Sun 15Nakba stall, Northampton

Sun 15Interpal: Nakba Tube Trail, London E17

Sun 15Nakba Day, Lest We Forget, Kingston upon Thames

Sun 15Rafeef Ziadah, We Teach Life Sir album launch, Birmingham

Sun 15Nakba Day Vigil, Manchester

Sun 15 – Nakba Day, ‘Registered Alive’, with Maxine Peake, Ahmed Masoud & more, London N1



nakba-islingtonFriday, 13 May – Evening for Palestine. Facebook:
7 pm, Hargrave Hall, Hargrave Road, Islington. Palestinian music, food, short film and talks by Palestinian youth. Organized by CADFA.


Saturday, 14 May – Nakba Day Commemoration. Facebook:
12 pm – 9 pm, Piccadilly Gardens, Live Feed from Gaza, talks, music, drama and poetry. 9 pm, Film screening and music.


Monday, 16 May – Book Launch and Seminar, “Mapping My Return, A Palestinian Memoir,” by Salman Abu Sitta. Facebook:
6:30 pm, Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS, London. Organized by Palestinian Return Centre and Palestine Solidarity Campaign.

Saturday, 21 May – Nakba Narratives 2016 Annual Dinner. Facebook:
6 pm, Royal Nawaab London. Annual dinner for Interpal with speakers Majdi Aqil, Ang Swee Chai, Yvonne Ridley, Ibrahim Hewitt.


Monday, 16 May – Nakba Talk – One Democratic State with Awad Abdelfattah and Karl Sabbagh. Facebook:
7:30 pm, Friends Meeting House, Jesus Lane, Cambridge. Event chaired by Dr Ruba Salih (Reader at SOAS) and supported by One Democratic State (ODS) and Cambridge Palestine Solidarity Campaign.


Saturday, 28 May – Remembering the Nakba 1948, Facebook:
5 pm – 8 pm, Sunlight Centre, 105 Richmond Rd, Gillingham, Medway.