Resisting Until Liberation: Take Action This Nakba Day

On the 74th anniversary of the Nakba, and with profound sadness over the killing of renowned Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, we commit to keep rising up, until Palestine is free. We must continue to resist in solidarity with the Palestinian people, from Gaza to Jerusalem to Masafer Yatta.

Looking for more ways to get involved this Nakba Day? See below for ideas of actions to take, resources to help you carry your energy and momentum forward, and even posters for you to download and print to take with you to the streets.

1. Join a protest or vigil


Join one of these planned actions! This is a list of all the actions we’re aware of in the U.S. and Canada. These actions are organized by the Palestinian Youth Movement and other organizations working toward Palestinian liberation. Follow the Palestinian Youth Movement on Instagram for more.

Vigils in memory of Shireen Abu Akleh:

  • Sacramento, CA: May 13, 7pm, State Capitol Building. Called by Sacramento Democrats for Justice in Palestine, endorsed by JVP chapter, Palestine American League.
  • Patterson, NJ: May 12, 7pm. Gould Park off of Main St.
  • Pittsburgh, PA: May 15, 1-2pm. East Liberty Target. Rally and vigil.
  • Washington, DC: May 17, 7:30-9pm. National Press Club Building, 529 14th St NW.
  • Montreal, Canada: May 12, 7:30pm. Sir George-Etienne Cartier Monument.
  • Toronto, Canada: May 12, 7:30pm. CBC building.

Art Exhibitions, Teach Ins, & Community Gatherings:

  • Online: May 15, 11am PT / 12pm MT / 1pm CT / 2pm ET. Film Screening of “1948: Creation and Catastrophe” and discussion with filmaker, Dr. Ahlam Muhtaseb.
  • San Diego, CA: May 15, 1-4pm. Remember and Uplift Resilience: A celebration of Palestinian remembrance and culture (6th and Quince St.).
  • Atlanta, GA: May 15, 5-7pm. Memories of the Nakba at the Alif Institute (3288 Marjan Dr, Atlanta, GA 30340).
  • Dallas, TX: May 28, 2-5pm. The Ongoing Nakba: A Library Exhibit. Dallas Central Library (1515 Young St, Dallas, TX 75201).
  • Houston, TX: May 14, 3:30-6pm. Nakba 74: Intergenerational Struggle: A Community Discussion on Nakba History.  (UH Space City Room – 4455 University Dr, Houston, TX 77204).
  • Milwaukee, WI: AMP Milwaukee’s Nakba Day Community Picnic (Vernon E. Barg Pavilion at Lion’s Legend Park, 8717 W. Drexel Avenue, Franklin, WI).

*If you know of other protests and vigils that you would like to be included on this list, please email with the subject “Nakba events.”

**Tweet pictures and videos of your Nakba Day actions using #Nakba74.

2. Take action to Defend Masafer Yatta

Email Congress to defend Masafer Yatta

Masafer Yatta, located near Hebron in Palestine, is home to thousands of native Palestinian people who have cared for and existed on this land for generations upon generations. Now, 1,300 people face ethnic cleansing at any moment, after the colonial Israeli courts greenlighted their immediate expulsion. Email today using this tool from Americans for Justice in Palestine Action.  Click this link to take action.

Already plugged into an event? Download and print signs to take along!

General USCPR Graphics

See all posters to download in the folder here.

How to Rise Up With Palestine graphics (new for 2022)

You can download and share these graphics on your social media platforms!

Download all ten images here.

See the remaining seven images in this series by clicking here.

Defend Masafer Yatta graphics

You can download and share these graphics on your social media platforms!

Download all the images here.

See the remaining images in the series by clicking here.

Visions of Liberation: 4 Palestinian Activists video
Download the video here.

Defend Masafer Yatta video
Download the video here.