Jul
29
4:30 PM16:30

Demo in Solidarity with Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon!

Join us on Monday, July 29, in front of the Consulate General of Lebanon in NYC in solidarity with Palestinians across refugee camps in Lebanon that are rising up to demand the repeal of the Lebanese labor law that bans Syrian and Palestinian refugees from working without visas and has led to mass unemployment and a crackdown on refugee workers.


Palestinian refugees in Lebanon are barred from 72 regulated professions, including medicine, public transit, farming and fishery, and the implementation of this Lebanese labor law barred Palestinians (and Syrian refugees) from working at all without costly and difficult-to-obtain work visas. These protests, led mostly by youth in the camps, which are home to nearly a half-million Palestinian refugees, also come in rejection of the harsh conditions that have impacted Palestinian refugees after the signing of the Oslo accords in 1993. In fact, the situation of deprivation, repression and despair has forced many Palestinian refugees in Lebanon to migrate to Europe or elsewhere, seeking human dignity.

Palestinian organizations in Lebanon have expressed specific demands, including:

- the granting of clear legal status to Palestinian refugees with civil, economic and social rights;
- amending Lebanese labor law to cancel the work permit requirement for Palestinian refugees and end their exclusion from regulated professions
- ending ongoing discrimination against Palestinian refugees in a range of areas, including allowing them to own property.

They pledged to continue to protest until the dignity of Palestinian refugees was respected, emphasizing that this campaign is part and parcel of the struggle to return to and liberate the entire land of Palestine and reject all attempts to undermine the Palestinian cause. (The statement was signed by the Al Naqab Center for Youth Activities, Arab Palestinian Cultural Club, Palestinian Cultural Club – Beirut, Palestinian Cultural Club at AUB, Palestinian Cultural Club at LIU, Camps Boycott and the Palestinian National Theater – Lebanon.)

Check out the following statements for more information on the situation in Lebanon

www.pymusa.com/strikesinlebanon

https://samidoun.net/2019/07/call-to-action-solidarity-with-palestinian-refugees-in-lebanon/

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Jul
18
7:00 PM19:00

“Straight Outta Palestine": a conversation with Janna Jihad and Dr. Marc Lamont Hill

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Janna Jihad, who is the world's youngest recognized journalist and press card holder, will be joining us along with Marc Lamont Hill for an evening of conversation about growing up in the village of Nabi Saleh in the West Bank and the role of Palestinian youth in resisting the Israeli occupation. Janna's cousin, Ahed Tamimi, was arrested at the age of 16 in December 2017 and imprisoned for 8 months on trumped up charges. She began reporting on the occupation when she was seven years old after two of her family members were murdered by Israeli soldiers.

We hope that you can join us Thursday for what will be an extraordinary opportunity to learn from Janna and hear her talk with Marc Lamont Hill about the current state of the struggle for Palestinian liberation.

$20 suggested donation - no one will be turned away!


Help us spread the word by inviting your friends to the Facebook event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/318835472353814/

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May
23
7:00 PM19:00

The Right to Boycott: BDS and Your Civil Liberties featuring Nerdeen Kiswani, Brian Hauss and Sumaya Awad

Hosted by Brooklyn for Peace

Three experts will discuss the importance of BDS as a global campaign to achieve human rights for Palestinians, as well as the rise of anti-BDS state and federal laws that undermine our Constitution.

Speakers include:

Nerdeen Kiswani- founder of Within Our Lifetime - United for Palestine

Brian Hauss- an ACLU Staff Attorney, working on the Speech, Privacy, and Technology project

Sumaya Awad- Palestinian writer and organizer, and co-founder of Against Canary Mission

Admission is free

This space is wheelchair accessible.

Doors open 6:45




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May
15
8:00 PM20:00

Within Our Lifetime Annual Iftar Fundraiser

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Join us on May 15 for a day full of events!

We will be having our annual Nakba day rally in Bay Ridge to commemorate 71 years of the ongoing Palestinian struggle for liberation and return.

When: Wednesday May 15

5:30PM - 7:30PM

Where: Bay Ridge 5th ave between 72nd st and Ovington]

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After the Nakba Rally we will be hosting a community Iftar in Bay Ridge for those who attended the rally and for those who support our work.

When: 8:00pm -10PM

Where: Widdi Catering Hall

5602 6th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11220

(Use the Side entrance)

Sliding Scale suggested donation $10 |$15 | $20

(no one will be turned away for lack of funds)

Bring your families and friends and help us spread the word!


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May
15
5:30 PM17:30

Nakba 71: The Great Return March Continues

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Nakba 71: The Great Return March Continues

Every year on May 15, Palestinians commemorate the Nakba (“catastrophe”) in 1948 when 1 million Palestinians were ethnically cleansed from their lands and over 500 Palestinian villages were destroyed or depopulated by zionist terrorist militias to make way for the settler colonial state of israel. 71 years later, there are over 6 million Palestinian refugees worldwide, internally displaced within Palestine and living in exile in the diaspora. During this time we have never stopped fighting to return to our land and liberate our people from the genocidal grip of zionism.

The Great Return March, which was launched on March 30, 2018, was initially planned to last for 6 weeks until Nakba Day on May 15. Over one year later, our people in Gaza continue to march on the militarized border fence every single Friday, demanding their right to return and an end to the siege and blockade of Gaza. Over 270 Palestinians have been killed by israeli snipers while taking part in the weekly protests, including women, children, disabled people, medics and journalists alike. More than 25,000 have been wounded by tear gas and “non-lethal ammo.”

On May 15, we call on all supporters of Palestine to join us as we mobilize alongside the Palestinian community of Bay Ridge to commemorate the Nakba, rally in support of the Great Return March and honor the martyrs of the past year.

From Bay Ridge to Gaza — refugees will return!

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May
14
6:00 PM18:00

Palestinian Expulsion and Resistance featuring Raja Abdulhaq and Nerdeen Kiswani

***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE***

Hosted by NYC Democratic Socialists of America

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.  


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May
1
7:00 PM19:00

Palestinian Cultural Night at NYU

🇵🇸 “Palestinian Cultural Night” 🇵🇸at NYU
When: Wednesday May 1 from 7-10 pm
Where: 60 Washington Square South, 10th Floor

Students for Justice in Palestine, Arab Students United, and Within Our Lifetime are proud to present our Palestinian Cultural Night! The Palestinian identity itself is often challenged, with many trying to claim it does not exist. We are fighting this erasure by featuring Palestinian art, music, dancing, and more in a celebration of the Palestinian people. Join us for a night of fun and free food! 
Be sure to bring cash so you can purchase various Palestinian-made products, ranging from jewelry to t-shirts to keffiyehs, all shipped straight from Palestine. Come through and join us for an evening of Paestinian art, music, dance, food and more. Treat yourself, or prepare for Mother's Day 😉 This event is a fair, so you can come and go as you please! It is also a PUBLIC EVENT. All those who wish to attend but are not affiliated with NYU, please fill out this form so we can give your name to public safety. RSVP through the google form on the event page on Facebook.

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Apr
19
6:00 PM18:00

Crisis of the Whitney: 9 Weeks of Art and Action // Week 5 // Palestine: Resistance Until Return

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Join us Friday April 19 us as we mobilize with Decolonize This Place to uplift the resistance in Gaza, honor the martyrs of the Great Return March and raise our voices to demand the removal of Warren Kanders, the CEO of tear gas manufacturer Safariland, from the Whitney board of trustees. Save the date and help us spread the word by inviting your friends to the Facebook even page here! 🇵🇸


THERE IS NO SAFE SPACE FOR PROFITEERS OF ISRAELI TERRORISM!

The backstory:

In November 2018, a group of Central American asylum seekers made up mostly of women and children were fired upon with tear gas by US border patrol agents on the Mexico/US border. Shortly afterward, news reports revealed that the Vice Chairman of the Whitney Museum Board of Trustees Warren Kanders is the CEO and owner of Safariland Group, the weapons manufacturer who makes the tear gas that was used to attack the migrant caravan on the border.

In response, nearly 100 staff members at the Whitney published an open letter in which they criticized the museum's complicity in white supremacy and state violence and laid out a series of demands, including Kanders's removal from the board.

Last month, Decolonize This Place launched 9 Weeks of Art and Action to uplift the demands laid out by the Whitney staff and put pressure on the museum to remove Kanders. Every week, DTP and its collaborators have been mapping out the reach of Safariland's weapons around the world and the struggles of those who are fighting for their freedom under clouds of tear gas. The tear gas that Safariland manufactures has not only been used against migrant families at the Mexico/US border, but against water protectors at Standing Rock, Black freedom fighters in Ferguson, and Palestinians in Gaza during the Great Return March.

On March 30, 2018, tens of thousands of Palestinians in Gaza marched on the eastern border with the israeli occupation, demanding the right to return to 1948 Palestine and an end to the siege and blockade. The mass protest, dubbed the Great Return March, was initially planned to last from Land Day, March 30, until the 70th anniversary of the Nakba on May 15. Over one year later, our heroic people in Gaza are still resisting and marching on the border by the thousands every single Friday.

In the past year, over 270 Palestinians have been martyred by occupation forces while participating in the Great Return March, including women, children, disabled people, medics and journalists alike who have been shot dead in cold blood by israeli snipers. More than 25,000 have been injured, the majority by tear gas inhalation.

#freepalestine #greatreturnmarch #decolonizethisplace #kandersmustgo

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NOTE: Meet in the lobby. Don't buy tickets or stand in line. If possible, avoid bringing backpacks and other large bags to this action. There is a separate line for coat/bag check that you will be able to avoid. We can help you skip the long line outside the museum if you're not carrying a bag.

Closest trains: A/C/E/L

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Apr
10
6:00 PM18:00

What It Means To Be A Palestinian Woman

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When: Wednesday, April 10 at 6 pm

Where: John Jay College of Criminal Justice - Student dining hall east (524 w. 59th St.)

Join John Jay Students for Justice in Palestine and Within Our Lifetime to hear from guest speaker Nerdeen Kiswani, chair of Within Our Lifetime, as we discuss her experiences as a Palestinian woman and the role of Palestinian women in the struggle liberation and return.

Refreshments will be served.

Event is free and open to the public.

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Mar
29
4:00 PM16:00

52 Fridays: Great Return March 1 Year Anniversary Rally & Event

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4:00 pm — Rally Honoring the Martyrs of the Great Return March with the NY4Palestine Coalition
Location: Times Square (42nd and Broadway)

6:30 pm — Great Return March teach-in followed by a discussion with Raja Abdulhaq and Rana Shubair from the front lines in Gaza.
Location: The People's Forum (320 w. 37th St.)

Join us in commemorating 52 Fridays of resistance and marching with the people of Gaza on the 53rd consecutive Friday of protests.

On March 30, 2018, tens of thousands of Palestinians in Gaza marched on the eastern border with the occupation, demanding an end to the israeli siege and blockade and the right to return to ‘48 Palestine. The mass protest, dubbed the Great Return March, was initially planned to last from Land Day, March 30, until the 70th anniversary of the Nakba on May 15. One year later, our heroic people in Gaza are still resisting and marching on the border by the thousands every single Friday.

Since March 30 of last year, over 250 Palestinians have been martyred by occupation forces while participating in the Great Return March, including women, children, disabled people, medics and journalists alike who have been shot dead in cold blood by israeli snipers. More than 25,000 have been injured. Despite this reign of terror by the occupation, our people in Gaza have remained steadfast in carrying on their struggle, and have reignited the flames of the Palestinian national liberation in the spirit of the first and second intifadas. On the one year anniversary, we call on all supporters of Palestine to join us as we mobilize to uplift the resistance in Gaza, honor the martyrs of the Great Return March and build the movement for Palestine in NYC.

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Mar
15
6:00 PM18:00

Ya Tayr al Tayir: An Evening of Palestinian Dabke, Music and Culture

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Within Our Lifetime presents: "Ya Tayr al Tayir: An Evening of Palestinian Dabke, Music and Culture"

Friday March 15, 2019
6:30 - 10:00 pm
*doors open at 6 pm*
Sliding scale entry: $10 - $15 - $20
(Or whatever you can chip in. No one will be turned away due to lack of $)

This past summer Within Our Lifetime, a Palestinian led community youth organization, launched our Palestinian Cultural Resistance program in the heart of the largest Palestinian and Arab community in NYC.

Through dabke lessons (Palestinian folk dance), educational workshops, rallies and more, we have been building a new collective space for youth and students from the community to become immersed in the revolutionary history of Palestinian art and culture as we build the movement for Palestinian liberation and return.

After our Palestinian Cultural Resistance dabke group performed at The People's Forum this past November, we are returning Friday, March 15.

Want to learn how to do dabke? Been wondering how you can get involved in Within Our Lifetime and the movement for Palestine? Join us on March 15 for a *full* evening celebrating Palestinian cultural resistance through dabke, art, poetry, music, food and more!

Save the date and help us spread the word by inviting your friends!

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