Northfielders for Justice in Palestine/Israel (NJP/I)is a local community group whose aim is to educate and inform Northfield and the surrounding area about the unjust situation/reality in Palestine-Israel and to advocate peace and dignity for all peoples in the land.
Two May Events:
Documentary & Discussion
Remembrance & Commemoration
“1948: Creation and Catastrophe”
A discussion of the Documentary with Sana Wazwaz
Tuesday, May 10, 2022 – 7:00pm
The film will be made available for viewing four days before the discussion on May 10. Please register for the discussion and viewing information will be sent to you when it is available.
Through riveting and moving personal recollections of both Palestinians and Israelis, 1948: Creation & Catastrophe reveals the shocking events of the most pivotal year in the most controversial conflict in the world. It tells the story of the establishment of Israel as seen through the eyes of the people who lived it.
It is simply not possible to make sense of what is happening in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict today without an understanding of 1948. This documentary was the last chance for many of its Israeli and Palestinian characters to narrate their first-hand accounts of the creation of a state and the expulsion of a nation.
For more information on the movie and background:
The discussion on May 10 will be led by Sana WazWaz She will provide background and insight on the movie’s setting and context.
Sana Wazwaz is a Palestinian-American writer and activist. She is a board member of American Muslims for Palestine Minnesota Chapter (AMP-MN), where she coordinates educational programs and grassroots campaigns. This year, she is the National Leader of the Israeli Date Boycott Campaign, an annual campaign which calls on the American public to boycott date brands which are complicit in the Occupation of Palestine. Outside of AMP, Sana is a sophomore in college studying political science and creative writing.
“Remembrance & Commemoration”
Northfield Bridge Square
Saturday, May 14, 2022 – 1:00pm
Please join Northfielders for Justice in Palestine /Israel for our 9th annual moving and unique ceremony to remember and commemorate the Nakba.
The Nakba, or Catastrophe, May 15th in 1948 over 750,000 Palestinians were forced from their homes and their villages were depopulated and razed.
During the ceremony, participants will read the name of each Palestinian village, accompanied by the ringing of a bell, and the placing of flags in the location of each village marked on a large map of pre-1948 Palestine.
At the end of the ceremony there will be an open mic opportunity.