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February 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


IN PERSON ATTENDANCE AT CAPACITY — you are welcome to come try for the waiting list/standing room, but feel free to also join virtually on The People’s Forum’s YouTube channel.

Join us for a book launch for The Trinity of Fundamentals with members of the Palestinian Youth Movement and 1804 Books! The Trinity of Fundamentals is the fictionalized account of former Palestinian prisoner Rafeedie’s nine-year experience hiding from the Occupation, now presented in its first-ever English translation.

Written in 1993 during Rafeedie’s time in Israeli prison and confiscated by prison guards, The Trinity of Fundamentals was smuggled out by Wisam’s comrades, and soon after became a significant text for the Palestinian prisoner’s movement. From historical events like the First Intifada and the Gulf War to the deeply intimate moments of life in hiding, this story gives us a glimpse into what life looks like when it is wholly dedicated to the cause of liberation and is transformed by revolution. As we continue on the path in defense of Gaza against the Zionist genocide, we must work to deepen our collective understanding of the Palestinian struggle and its many manifestations across our noble history.

Love, revolution, and life—these are the “trinity of fundamentals” that pave Kan’an’s path of struggle. Although the novel is set in the past, it holds many lessons that resonate with our current political moment, mobilizing us into collective action.

The event will be a discussion of the book with editors from PYM and 1804 Books, followed by a Q&A with audience members. The discussion will also be live-streamed on our YouTube channel.


February 2
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Violeta Parra Stage
320 West 37th Street
New York, 10018 United States
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