Right of Return Conference

9:00 am on Saturday, April 6, 2013
6:00 pm on Sunday, April 7, 2013
Contact Name:
Zena Ozeir
In bringing together scholars and activists, the Right of Return conference happening at Boston University, April 6-7, hopes to create a space where we shift from the realm of the abstract and instead address the reality of mitigating and correcting the plight of the Palestinian refugees and the diaspora. Recognizing the historical and contemporary suffering of the Palestinian refugees and the deplorable and oppressive conditions which they face today across the Middle East, the conference committee is motivated by a sense of urgency to further the work of envisioning, imagining, and planning the reality of Return. Within the frame of this conference, we hope to put forth a vision for an inclusive Palestinian future that centers marginalized Palestinian voices. While asserting the inalienable right of Palestinians to return to and live in their homeland, we also principally affirm the right of Israelis to live in Palestine as well. The Right of Return Conference seeks to be inclusive of all voices implied in the context of a post-Return Palestine. Ultimately, the conference seeks to normalize Return discourse within the US academic context.