2019 Summer Lecture Series: The Resistance Among Palestinian Women Citizens of Israel

Dr. Suheir Daoud discusses the resistance led by Palestinian women citizens of Israel during different phases since Israel’s establishment. She talks about her her recent research on women in the Islamic movement and the challenges they face from within the Palestinian society and from the implications of the recently imposed ‘nation state law’.

“Reclaiming Judaism from Zionism -Stories of Personal Transformation”

Carolyn Karcher, Emily Siegel, Rebecca Vilkomerson, and Ariel Gold present their contributions to this collection of personal narratives, in which forty Jews of diverse backgrounds tell a wide range of stories about the roads they have traveled from a Zionist world view to activism in solidarity with Palestinians and Israelis striving to build an inclusive society founded on justice, equality, and peaceful coexistence. 

How to Say Awda in Hebrew

Rachel Beitarie, Director of the Israeli human rights organization Zochrot, discusses the successes and challenges in transforming Israeli society from within towards acknowledgement of the Palestinian nakba and ethnic cleansing as part of the consequences of the creation of a Jewish-only nation state.

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.