Palestinian Youth: Wherever We Are, Reviving Identity on the New Frontlines | الشباب الفلسطيني: أينما نكون، نحيي الهوية على خطوط المواجهة الجديدة
The history of Palestine and it’s people is a history of resistance, but this is a history which finds its origins in a time well before the creation of Zionism. The Palestinian homeland sits at the crossroads of two continents and the European peninsula, and has contended time and again with the brutalities of invasion and colonization. Rather than imagining a Palestine of idyllic olive groves and quaint hill-top villages, absent any political struggle, we contend that, in fact, the pre-Zionist Palestine of our popular imagination is a place where people constantly struggled to fight for a better world and a more just Palestine. Whether it be against the Crusaders, or Napoleon, the British empire or Israel, Palestinians have continued to assert our will to determine our own outcomes and have sacrificed heavily to deliver a steadfast tradition in the face of colonialism, that seeks to subdue it and replace it.
We have always been on the new frontlines. Join us for a panel powered by the Ghassan Kanafani Resistance Arts Scholarship committee, a project of the Palestinian Youth Movement, as we together engage a historical analysis and retelling of Palestinian struggle for the reaffirmation of homeland, belonging, and legacy through the lens of stories, songs, newspaper clippings, film and documentation lost and then found again.