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Palestinian Refugee Identity Discussion

Peace Action at HWS, Project Nur and the Office of Intercultural Affairs are hosting a transnational student talk on Palestinian refugee identities. The event, which includes a Middle Eastern dinner and a discussion, is set for TONIGHT, March 29, at 6:30 p.m. in the Common Room of Scandling Campus Center.

The discussion will be moderated by Colleen Moore ’16, student organizer for Peace Action at HWS. Moore says she hopes students who attend gain a different perspective about the identities of Palestinian refugees through the narratives shared at the event.

The discussion will feature four HWS students who have either worked on projects with Palestinian refugees or lived as refugees themselves, as well as Palestinian-American students, including: Mohammed Daajneh ’16, Nimer Farhood ’18, Banan Otaibi ’18 and Daniel Schonning ’16. Hiba Amro, HWS Fulbright teaching assistant, will also share her experiences as a Palestinian living in Jordan.

“I hope this event will present students with the opportunity to get a better understanding of what it is like to be a Palestinian, and how being of a Palestinian descent living in another country can affect your life and your experiences,” Amro says.

The conversation will center on the imagery and stereotypes around refugees and also give presenters the opportunity to share their personal testimonials or the work they have been doing.

The discussion is open to the HWS and Geneva communities.