Justice for Jerusalem: Why I Protested in Chicago

A hundred years ago, Balfour declared Palestine as “the national home of the Jewish people.” The letter, written by British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Lord Walter Rothschild in 1917, empowered the zionist movement and set off the Palestinian Nakba (The Catastrophe). Palestinians were murdered through genocide and ethnic cleansing. Our homes were either taken…

Palipalooza opening act’s tribute to the Nakba

Yara Daoud, one of the opening acts for Palipalooza, wrote the poem below as a tribute to the Nakba. Today marks the 69th anniversary of the Nakba, also commonly known as the Palestinian Catastrophe. Daoud is a 22 year old Palestinian spoken word artist from Chicago. She has preformed throughout the Chicagoland area. She has focused her work…