Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights University of Ottawa (SPHR) is a student run, non-profit organization that advocates on a strong social justice platform to uphold the rights of the Palestinian people in the face of human rights violations and all forms of racism, discrimination, misinformation and misrepresentation.

May 27, 2008

Human Rights and the Palestinian Right of Return

Human Rights and the Palestinian Right of Return

A public lecture in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of Al-Nakba (The Catastrophe)

Sponsored by the Canadian-Palestinian Educational Exchange (CEPAL)

WHEN: May 29, 2008, 7:00 – 9:30PM

WHERE: University of Ottawa, Montpetit Building (125 University Street), Room 203

FEE: $8 Students (ID required) / $10 Adults

Tickets sold at the Door

There will be a discussion period following the lectures.

As part of its educational lecture series, CEPAL presents two speakers offering an examination of the Palestinian Right of Return. Speakers include:

Nahla Abdo, PhD, Professor of Sociology, Carleton University

Terry Rempel, PhD Candidate/Senior Researcher, BADIL Resource Centre for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights

Nahla Abdo is an Arab feminist activist, Professor of Sociology at Carleton

University, Ottawa, Canada. She has extensive publications on women, racism, nationalism and the State in the Middle East with special focus on Palestinian women. Among her recent publications: Women and Poverty in the OPT: Some Conceptual and Methodological Notes, 2007; Violence in the Name of Honour: Theoretical and Political Challenges, 2004 (with Shahrzad Mojab) and Women and the Politics of Military Confrontation: Palestinian and Israeli Gendered Narratives of Dislocation, 2002 (with Ronit Lentin). She is currently completing a manuscript on women and citizenship in Israel.

Terry Rempel is a Research Fellow and PhD Candidate at the University of Exeter, School of Humanities and Social Sciences. He is a founding member of BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency & Refugee Rights (Bethlehem, Palestine), where he was the Coordinator of Research and Information from 1998 until 2005. His current research areas include a history of the search for durable solutions for Palestinian refugees and refugee political participation.

This event coincides with CEPAL's Right of Return conference which has been postponed to SATURDAY, JUNE 28 in Ottawa. Please visit to find out more information about this conference and to register.

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