Marking the 60th Year of Al Nakba

Southern California events marking the Palestinian Catastrophe (Al Nakba)

Participating Organizations

Al-Awda, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition: Al-Awda is a broad-based, non-partisan, democratic, and charitable organization of grassroots activists and students committed to comprehensive public education on the rights of all Palestinian refugees to return to their homes and lands of origin, and to full restitution of all their confiscated and destroyed property in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, International law and the numerous United Nations Resolutions upholding such rights

Campaign to End Israeli Apartheid-Southern California: We are a diverse group of Southern California activists, both secular and from all religions, and including Palestinians, Arabs and Israelis, who have come together to further peace with justice in the Middle East. To that end, we have joined a Palestine-initiated campaign of boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel, similar to those applied to South Africa during the apartheid era, in order to bring an end to Israel’s immoral and oppressive policies towards Palestinians both within Israel and throughout the Occupied Territories.

The coordinating committee of CEIA-SC is working to develop our BDS campaign. If you are interested in working with us, or joining our listserve, send an email to info@ceiasc.org.

Free Gaza Movement (freegaza.org): We want to break the siege of Gaza. We want to raise international awareness about the prison-like closure of the Gaza Strip and pressure the international community to review its sanctions policy and end its support for continued Israeli occupation. We want to uphold Palestine’s right to welcome internationals as visitors, human rights observers, humanitarian aid workers, journalists, or otherwise.

Palestine Aid Society: Palestine-Aid-Society is a non-profit tax- exempt, grassroots organization that seeks a broad coalition to promote peace and justice in the Middle East. PalestineAidSociety.org is an arm extension of PAS providing independent views for the Progressive Community.

Palestine Children’s Relief Fund: PCRF is a registered non-political, non-profit, 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization that was established in 1991 by concerned people in the U.S. to address the medical and humanitarian crisis facing Palestinian youths in the Middle East. It has since expanded to help suffering children from other Middle Eastern nations, based only on their medical needs. The P.C.R.F. helps to locate free medical care for children from the Middle East who are unable to get the necessary and specialized treatment in their homeland.

Radio Intifada/SWANA (South and West Asia and North Africa) Collective: Our goal is to provide in depth news, commentary and analysis presenting a comprehensive picture of the region — in accordance with the Pacifica Mission Statement. While providing a historical and cultural context for all current events, the programs will reveal the common effects of colonialism in the past and imperialism in the present.The programs of the collective will be situated at the heart of peoples’ struggles and reflect the aspirations of the vast, oppressed majority in the region. A voice for the voiceless. Within this, particular attention will be paid to the conditions and struggles of women. One of the goals will be to identify the roadblocks to resolving the conflicts in the region.

USC Students for Justice in Palestine: Part and parcel of the larger student movement sweeping university campuses across the United States, Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) is a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, and community members centered at the University of Southern California, and organized in accordance with democratic principles to promote justice, human rights, and self-determination for the Palestinian people.

Women in Black-Los Angeles (www.wib-la.net): Women in Black-Los Angeles has been active since 2001. WIB-LA maintains an active e-mail list that distributes news and critical perspectives on conditions and events in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza. Since our first vigil in front of the Federal Building in early 2001, we have held numerous candlelight vigils calling for an end to the occupation, providing important opportunities to distribute thousands of pieces of literature and talk with hundreds of people. In addition, we’ve sponsored or co-sponsored numerous educational events about the Israeli occupation and the role of the US government in supporting it.

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