Palestine Teach-In: Cultural Production as Indigenous Resistance

Mar 30, 2019, 1:00 pm2:30 pm


Event Description


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25 years after the signing of the Oslo Accord, recent alarming developments have further dimmed the already distant prospects of a peaceful resolution to “The Question of Palestine.” These developments have included the Trump Administration’s decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem, cut all contributions to UNRWA— which millions of Palestine refugees depend upon for aid — and end all USAID projects in the West Bank and Gaza. Furthermore, Israel’s new Nation-State Law, which contains no mention of democracy or equality, has codified the second-class citizen status for the 1.8 million Palestinians who are citizens of Israel.

On the 1st Anniversary of the Gaza border protest, organized by Palestinian members of civil society and dubbed the Great March of Return, the Young Democratic Socialists of Princeton, and the Princeton Committee on Palestine will host a Teach-in, a democratic popular learning model that is practical, participatory, and oriented toward action. The first Teach-in was organized in 1965 around the role of the U.S. government’s involvement in Vietnam, another issue that had galvanized passionate debate and activism in U.S. and world history. 

In part one of the Teach-in, featured speakers Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour, Palestinian-American author Susan Abulhawa, Dr. Nasser Abourahme, Mondoweiss contributor Dr. Kim Jensen, and Free Dareen campaign organizer Yoav Haifawi bring a diversity of lived experiences, as they explore the role Palestinian-produced culture has continued to play in indigenous resistance against Israel’s ongoing settler-colonial project, which began before 1948 and continues to this very day.

In part two of the Teach-in, activists from social justice organizations in North America, and on the University campus, will introduce the mission and goals of their respective organizations, and invite participants to ask, to discuss, as well as to get involved. 

“A Teach-in on Palestine: Cultural Production as Indigenous Resistance” will take place on Saturday, March 30, 2019, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., at McCosh Hall 2 on the Princeton University main campus in Princeton, NJ. The teach-in is free and open to the public. Wheelchair accessible. To request information, interviews, and directions to the event venue, please send email to [email protected]

  • Young Democratic Socialists of Princeton
  • Princeton Committee on Palestine