Northfielders for Justice in Palestine / Israel

Past Programs & Events

Film series

Since 2009 NJP has offered a summer Film series. Each consists of three films on three consecutive Tuesday evening in the summer.  The programs have included  a mix of both feature and documentary movies

Nakba

May 15 is the day each year when the Nakba is recalled. Arabic for “catastrophe,” the word refers to the 1948 mass exodus of Arabs, and the destruction of over four hundred Palestinain villages when the state of Israel was declared.   On or near the date, NJP holds a gathering in Northfield’s Bridge Square to read out the names of the destroyed villages.

Speakers

Since 2007 NJP has sponsored or supported speakers and presentations by a range of visitors.  They include: Iyad Burnat, Craig and Cindy Corrie, Mads Gilbert, Miko Peled, Mazin Qumsiyeh, Mitri Raheb, Allison Weir and Grant Smith.

Special Events

In the past these have included a Palestinian dinner, two Palestinian Fair, and theatrical presentations.  For further details, see the Archive of Past Events.

Speaker Requests

If you would like to talk with any of our members, or arrange an NJP presentation for your community or your group, or be added to our email list for notification of current and future events, please contact us.


Archive of Past Events Sponsored or Supported by NJP

Links current as of February 2021

2020

2019

2018

2017 — NJP 10th Anniversary Year

  • Other Anniversaries this year:
    • 10th Anniversary of Gaza Blockade
    • 50th Anniversary of the Occupation
    • 70th Anniversary of the Nakba
    • 100th Anniversary of the Balfour Declaration
  • NJP 10th Anniversary Open House
  • NJP supports IRMEP?WRMEA conference: The Israeli Lobby and American Policy — https://www.irmep.org/conferences/default.asp
  • Nakba Remembrace Bridge Square    – Click to Watch Video of Event
  • Summer Film Series: click here for Film Series Flyer
  • Sa’ed Atshan presents Israel/Palestine:  Reflections from a Palestinian Quaker
  • Fall Event:  Perspectives on Palestine – Click to View Flyer
    • Speakers Bios: click here
    • Speakers
      • Dr. Mark Braverman – “Tipping Point? Politics, Zionism and the Call to the Church”
      • Nathan Stock – “Gaza and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict” – Video
      • Jennifer Bing – “No way to Treat a Child” – Video
      • Panel Discussion – Video
  • NJP travel scholarship awarded
  • Book Group begun
  • Legislative visits begun

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

  • Our Story: The Palestinians, a Palestine photo exhibit, was shared and mounted at different venues
  • Demonstration on Bridge Square to protest the Israeli attack on the Free Gaza Flotilla
  • Summer Film series
  • Participated in International Day of Peace
  • Hosted Three Women from Jerusalem
  • Sponsor of the Sabeel Conference held at Luther Seminary, St Paul
  • A Palestine Fair held at the UCC Church
  • An event to support the Free Bethlehem Campaign
  • Presented “O Little Town of Bethlehem: What has Become of You?”
    • Film: “Bethlehem and the Wall”
    • Speaker: Peter Mann of Import Peace: Bethlehem Today
    • Speaker: Bill McGrath:
  • Continues legislative outreach with a visit to US Representative John Kline’s office and work with the MN Break the Bonds campaign

2009

2008

  • Abigail Ozanne (Christian Peacemaker Team) spoke at St. Olaf
  • Anna Baltzer speaks at Carleton
  • Wheels of Justice visits Northfield
  • Father David Smith speaks at St. Dominic’s Catholic Church
  • Our Story: The Palestinians, a Palestine photo exhibit, was acquired and shared at different venues
  • Supported an Elder Collegium class on War and Peace in a Land Called Holy taught by Chuck Lutz
  • Began selling olive oil
  • Mahmoud Darwish, Palestinian poet dies on August 9th

Beginning in 2007

  • Summer Film
    • “The West Bank Story,”
      • with a Palestinian and a Jewish respondent
  • Rev. Mitri Raheb spoke at St. Olaf
  • November: Palestinian Fair, UCC Church with Michael and Carmen Zoughbi speaking and selling olive wood carvings

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