2019 Summer Lecture Series: Panel On Creative Forms of Resistance

In the second installation of the 2019 Summer Lecture Series, Zena Agha, Rasha Abdulhadi, and Nehad Khader speak on a panel about the everyday forms of creative resistance among Palestinian women, including through film, art, music, and poetry. They also discuss their own creative work and its location within resistance discourse.

Syria: Then and Now

Molly Sinclair McCartney shares her photographs from 2010, narrating the pre-war stories of people and places in Syria, including the ancient city of Aleppo, the fabled ruins of Palmyra and the busy markets and monuments of Damascus. She contrasts these with news photographs and news stories of the damage and destruction  done to those same scenes from the ongoing war in Syria.

The Language of Palestinian Tatreez Embroidery

In this presentation Wafa Ghnaim discusses her book, “Tatreez & Tea: Embroidery and Storytelling in the Palestinian Diaspora”, and the importance of this lovely Palestinian art form.

Why Did the Drums of War Beat?

Beginning with the 1956 war and ending with the Al Aqsa Intifada of 2000, Dr. Jenab Tutunji provides a historical examination of events that looks at Israel’s justifications for war that have impeded peace in the Israel-Palestine conflict.