Justice for Palestine Festival, Saturday 9th June, City Square, Dundee – Programme of Events update

On Saturday 9th June, Tayside for Justice in Palestine is organising a Justice for Palestine festival in Dundee. It will take place from 12pm  – 4pm in the City Square.

This event will highlight a number of isues linked with the Palestinian struggle and the Israeli occupation, including the issue of refugees, the Nakba, the Israeli settlements and the Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions campaign.

Lajee Dabka troupe perform in the shadow of the wall in Aida refugee camp, Bethlehem. (Photo: Rich Wiles)

Performers will include a group of young Palestinian dancers from the Lajee Cultural Centre based at Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem and Loadsawimminsignin, the Dundee Rep women’s singing group.

There will also be a new art installation by Dundee artist, Pat Donachie, entitled Medals of Shame.

Programme of Events (approx. timings)

12.00              Chair’s opening statement

12.10              Still Life: Tales from the West Bank.

12.25              Fraser Macpherson, Lib Dem councillor

12.35              Lajee Dance Group

1.10              “Loadsawimminsingin” Dundee Rep group

1.25              Joe FitzPatrick, SNP, MSP

1.40              Jim Malone, Scottish Organiser, FBU trade union

1.55              Nadia El-Nakla, TfJIP

2.00              Sarah Glynn, Scottish Jews for a Just Peace

2.10              Richard McCready, Dundee Labour Party

2.20              Colin Westwood, local protest singer

2.35              Lajee Dance Group

3.05              Dr. Colin Cooper, Medical Aid Worker (just returned from Gaza)

3.15              Mick Napier, Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign

3.30              Mohammed Alazraq, Palestinian Political Prisoner

3.40              Chair’s closing remarks.

There will  be stalls selling Palestinian produce and providing information about different aspects of the Palestinian struggle and the Israeli occupation.

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