2023 marks the 75th anniversary of the Nakba (“Catastrophe” in English), when over 750,000 Palestinians were banished from their homes upon the formation of the settler-colonial state of Israel. Today, there are close to five million Palestinian refugees who continue to demand their Right to Return to the homes and lands from which they were exiled.
To commemorate the Nakba, the U.S. Palestinian Community Network (USPCN) and the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (NAARPR) are organizing a U.S. Nakba Day 75 tour, to take place from May 15th – May 20th, 2023, featuring honored guest Chief Nkosi Zwelivelile Mandela, elected member of the South African National Assembly representing the African National Congress – and grandson of the late Nelson Mandela – as the tour’s keynote speaker.
Mandela, also the tribal chief of the Mvezo Traditional Council, holds a degree and a post-graduate diploma in Political Science and International Studies from Rhodes University. Unabashed in his support for the Palestinian people, and a progressive who advocates and fights for justice for oppressed people across the world, just like his grandfather did, Chief Mandela speaks regularly about Palestinian liberation and resistance to zionist settler-colonialism at conferences, rallies, and other events across the world.
RSVP today at mandelatour.com. Simply select the ticket reservation link in your city and follow the instructions provided.
*Please note that admission to all the speaking tour events is free of charge. Instead, we are asking if our communities would help us support this historic tour with a donation to help cover the costs of the tour. You can make this donation on the same page as the ticket reservations.*Be sure to follow USPCN (@uspcn) on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates!
Until Liberation and Return,
USPCN Social Media Committee Chair