#Oxford #Nakba Week Events

62 years on from this catastrophe in Palestinian history, we continue to fight resiliently for peace and justice for the Palestinian people.

Please join the Oxford Palestine Society, Oxford Arab Cultural Society, Oxford PSC, and others in commemorating Al-Nakba next week in Oxford.

Oxford Palestine Society warmly invites you to an array of exctiting events taking place throughout the following week, so please come along to as many as you can to show your support!

Schedule is as follows:

Monday 10th May:

An Evening with Eyal Sivan and a screening of his new film,

Time: 8pm
Place: Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College
Film details: 86min, English subtitles

Tuesday 11th May:

PSC Annual General Meeting

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) Oxford branch invites you to their Annual General Meeting. All supporters are welcome to attend but only PSC members may submit motions, vote on resolutions or stand for office. Membership forms will be available at the meeting for those who are not already members but who wish to join and fully participate in the meeting.

Time: 7.30pm
Place: Town Hall, St Aldates, Oxford

Wednesday 12th May:

Dabkeh Dance classes!

Dabkeh is a traditional group dance from the Levant region (Palestine, Syria, Jordan and Lebanon), mostly danced at weddings and celebrations. It’s a lot of fun and a great workout. All levels are welcome so come along and give it a try!

Time: 8pm: Beginners
9pm: Advanced and Troupe
Place: meet at Wadham College Lodge, Parks Road, Oxford

Thursday 13th May:

Talk: "Healthcare Under Siege" Hosted by The Oxford Society for Medicine

Question: What do the founder of the Cochrane Collaboration, the first surgeon to perform a heart transplant in the UK and the Editor of the world’s leading general medical journal, The Lancet have in common?

Answer: By volunteering in the occupied Palestinian territories, they all have direct personal experience of the obstacles to health care delivery in one of the most challenging and dangerous environments in the world.

Join us as we host the leading luminaries of the medical and surgical world in a stimulating and thought-provoking audience-driven discussion on the experiences of the International Medical community in tackling a uniquely challenging predicament.

How can we account for the medical crisis in Gaza and the West Bank? What are the barriers to health care delivery in the Occupied Palestinian Territory? How can they be overcome? And what is Oxford’s place in supporting medical education in resource poor or conflict affected areas?

This will be an unmissable event for anyone who wants to get closer to the truth behind healthcare in the Palestinian territories and for those with an interest in making a positive change to the world around them

Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm
Place: St. Catherine’s College, Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre

Friday 14th May:

Oxford Palestine Society weekly meeting

Join us in organising future events in Oxford! From music and art, to direct action and campaigning, our events cover a vast range of issues all relevant to the Palestinian cause. Come along if you're interested in helping us out :)

Time: 7.30pm
Place: Old Refectory, Wadham College, Parks Road, Oxford

Saturday 15th May -- NAKBA DAY

1. *DIRECT ACTION* Supermarket picket - leafleting to put pressure and raise awareness about the continuing sale of illegal settlement goods in British supermarkets.

Time: 2pm
Place: Waitrose, 9-11 Old High Street, Headington OX3 9JT

2. Vigil on Cornmarket in commemoration of Nakba

The Oxford PSC is hosting a vigil with a public reading of all the names of Palestinian villages destroyed in '48. It's vitally important that we do not forget the atrocities of the Nakba and the violence and injustices directed at Palestinians that still continues to this day.

Time: 6pm
Place: Cornmarket Street, Oxford

For more information about Al- Nakba, check out the following links:




We look forward to seeing you there!

In peace and solidarity,
The Oxford Palestine Society