The PSC played an important role in organizing Nakba Week in Spring 2008. The events throughout the week shed a light on the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians that began in 1948 and which continues today, especially in East Jerusalem. The week included a panel of Palestinian refugees who told of the tragedies they witnessed and the dispossession they experienced when over 400 Palestinian villages were destroyed. Professor Noam Chomsky lectured a packed audience of over 200 during the week. Throughout the week, the PSC sold Palestinian cultural items–including olive oil, clothing and ceramics–outside of the Science Center. The week ended with a celebration of Palestinian culture in Ticknor Lounge, with students enjoying Palestinian food, music and dabka.

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