I was asked to work on the poster for the Nakba 60 event coming up in May, the Nakba – 60 marks the 60th anniversary of the occupation of Palestine by Israel. I was very honored to be asked, as a Xicano artist to create the poster and postcard for the event. I have created many pieces that were in solidarity with Palestinian self determination. It makes me happy to know that the artwork has been seen by the Palestinian community and has been liked enough to ask me to be part of this event.-jesus
Here is some more information about the event:
FREE Palestine, Peace, and Solidarity Festival
Local Nakba Committee
Saturday, May 10, 2008
12:00pm – 6:00pm
Civic Center, San Francisco, CA
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The Local Nakba Committee is made up of Palestinians, and human rights advocates from the San Francisco/Bay Area. Our purpose for coming together is to raise awareness, unite, and mark 60 years since the ongoing Palestinian Nakba (catastrophe) and struggle for self-determination.
We are planning a very special FREE outdoor, day-long Peace and Palestine Solidarity Festival – with an amazing program of Palestinian and other musicians for peace and justice.
The FREE outdoor festival will be held at the Civic Center in downtown San Francisco, May 10th, 2008.
Join us for a day of music, special performers, youth programs including a mural project, spoken word and other cultural activities.
Come see the Nakba tents with artwork and survivors from ‘48, where attendees can learn about the tragedy and listen to Palestinian and Native American elders recount their experiences.
Dam & Abeer aka, Sabreena the Witch –
Palestinian Hip-Hop artists from Lid, 1948 Palestine – www.dampalestine.com
Fred Wreck – DJ/Producer
Ras Ceylon – Sri Lankan Revolution Hip Hop
Scribe Project – Palestinian/Mexican Hip Hop/Soul Band
Rebel Diaz – www.rebeldiaz.com
Narcicyst – with Iraqi-Canadian Hip Hop group Euphrates
Excentrik- Palestinian Producer/Composer/MC
Omar Offendun- with Syrian/Sudani Hip Hop group The N.o.m.a.d.s
Ragtop- with Palestinian/Filipino group The Philistines
and special performances by Boots Riley, NaR, Aima, Kiwi, Poli Heat, Rithmatik & Patriarch.
featuring MC’s Noura Erakat & Maysoon Zayid
…and other very special guests!