Tuesday, 14 May
Redeemer Episcopal Church Astoria
3014 Crescent St
Please join Queens Political Education and the Anti War Working group during the month of Ramadan for our political education event and interfaith Iftar, “Palestinian Expulsion and Resistance: The Nakba, BDS, and the Great Return March.” The panel discussion and interfaith iftar will be held on Tuesday, May 14th, from 6-9 P.M. at Church of the Redeemer, 30-14 Crescent Street, Astoria, NY.
Timed to coincide with commemoration of the Nakba, or the catastrophe, where the Palestinian people were expelled from their ancestral home, this event will focus on education about the Nakba, current sanction movements including the Boycott, Disinvest and Sanction (BDS), No Way to Treat a Child and the Great Return March.
Come listen from Raja Abdulhaq, the Executive director of Majlis Ash-Shura Islamic Leadership Council of New York and Nerdeen Kiswani, Founder and chair of Within our Lifetime United for Palestine discuss their activist work in the Palestinian community. Additionally, a speaker from the Anti War Working Group will discuss their current work and how DSA members can become involved in the struggle for Palestinian liberation. Following the panel discussion, starting at 8 P.M., room and blankets will be made available for Maghrib. After prayer, food from a local Palestinian Queens restaurant will be available for an interfaith iftar to celebrate the liberation of the Palestinian people. People from all backgrounds are welcome, with Muslims especially encouraged to attend. The panel discussion will be from 6-8 P.M. with the maghrib and iftar from 8-9 P.M. Solidarity and salaam.