Join the Silk Road Dabke Troupe, Palestinian Youth Movement, and Aljuthoor for an evening of dance, stories, digital narratives and cultural resistance on Saturday May 14th in commemoration of the Nakba, "Catastrophe," where over 750,000 Palestinians were forcibly displaced from their homes and land in 1948 in order to establish the state of Israel.
The Silk Road Dabke Troupe is group of high school aged youth from different national and religious backgrounds along the historical "Silk Road," who come together to dance the Dabke. Dabke is a traditional folk dance in Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Iraq that is today used as form of cultural resistance against colonization and erasure in Palestine, and elsewhere. Our youth performers will also debut videos and testimonials about their various experiences as immigrants and refugees in the U.S., challenging stereotypes, racist discourse, and xenophobia. Join us as we celebrate together in solidarity the resilience and persistence of our communities and youth to survive, thrive, live, and create together in community.
Don't forget to support the Feed Yemen Food Drive also being held at Mission High School by Mission high students the same day from 12:00-onwards by bringing canned food.
Palestinian Youth Movement, Boys and Girls Clubs of San Francisco, Akonadi Foundation, StoryCenter, San Francisco Youth Empowerment Fund
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