Despite decades of facing oppression and appropriation, Palestinians continue to resist the attempted erasure of their identity. Palestinian Culture continues to thrive, both in Palestine and in the diaspora. We wish to recognize that resilience.
Join us as we celebrate the rich history and heritage of Palestine. The night will feature authentic Palestinian Cuisine, spoken words, poetry performances, Dabka performances, art display and auctions, and dancing!
Once again Overture celebrates the rich cultural heritage within our community with more than 30 FREE performances by artists who call Dane County home. Indulge in cuisines from around the world, browse stunning arts and crafts available for purchase and learn about the many local businesses with global connections.
Be sure to check out MRSCP and Playgrounds for Palestine’s table where you can buy delicious Palestinian olive oil, zaatar, and olive tapenade as well as our fantastic assortment of embroidery, wood products, olive oil soap, earrings, keffiyehs and more. Hope to see you there!
UW-Madison Union South
1308 West Dayton St
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Door opens at 1:00 PM
1:30 PM: Welcome Remarks by Masood Akhtar, Founder, We Are Many – United Against Hate
1:40 PM: National News Coverage, Muslim Father Forgives Son’s Murderer
1:45 PM: “Demystifying Muslims and Islam” by Dalia Mogahed, Director of Research, Institute for Social Policy and Understanding
2:15 PM: Q&A
Rescheduled from April 27. Stop by to see UW SJP’s display memorializing 70 years of occupation and devastation that stills continues today in Palestine. We will be handing out literature and you can find out how you can get involved in the cause. Hope to see you all there!
Fatima Brejia (more commonly known as Um Hassan) is an organic farmer, community activist, founder of a local women’s organization, and most recently the head of the Al-Masara Village Council! She is the first Palestinian woman to be elected head of a village council.
Watch this video to learn more about Um Hassan and the amazing work she does for children and the rest of her community!