UPDATE: Parade route change: The parade will begin from Columbus and Roosevelt and proceed to Columbus and Monroe in Chicago. It is scheduled to begin at 12 p.m. and continue until 2 p.m.
CHICAGO, IL â€”American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), a national education and advocacy organization based in Palos Hills, IL, will hold the first-ever Palestinian heritage parade in downtown Chicago, beginning at noon on Saturday, May 9.
The event, celebrating Palestiniansâ€™ cultural and historical heritage in the Holy Land, also commemorates 67 years since the Palestinian Nakba, or â€œthe Catastropheâ€ — the beginning of the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from their homeland. The parade will feature floats, folk dancing and songs, a recreation of a Palestinian wedding and models of Palestinian religions sites.
WHAT: First-ever Palestinian heritage parade
WHEN: Saturday, May 9 at 12:00 pm
WHERE: The parade will begin from Columbus and Roosevelt and proceed to Columbus and Monroe. It is scheduled to begin at 12 p.m. and continue until 2 p.m.
WHO: American Muslims for Palestine celebrate Palestinian heritage and culture through song, dance and other cultural festivities.
The American Muslims for Palestine is a national, grassroots organization whose mission is to educate the public about issues related to Palestine and itâ€™s rich cultural and historical heritage. AMP has chapters throughout the country and offices in Palos Hills, IL and Washington DC. For more information, go to www.ampalestine.org.