Author and teaching artist, Wafa Ghnaim, will share her research into the infamous First Intifada motifs within context to the broader art history of Palestinian embroidery production and design. The first class (February 21) will include Wafa’s latest research regarding Palestinian design before and after 1948. While other classes will include a brief design analysis on the motif being stitched that day, Wafa will not repeat the introductory lecture on February 21. All students are welcome to take one class, or all of them! No experience is required.

In memory of the late giant of international human rights law, Dr. Cherif Bassiouni, The Jerusalem Fund dedicates a new annual memorial lecture, for which Dr. George Bisharat will deliver the first talk. Dr. His presentation will focus on the interrelationship of law and justice in the quest for Palestinian rights.

Author Victoria Brittain and filmmaker Mai Masri will present Brittain’s book that covers Masri’s three decades documenting iconic moments of Palestinian and Lebanese linked history. Masri’s films, unique for giving agency to her subjects, tell much about the untold, unseen people, namely women and children, who lived these experiences of war and occupation.

Building on his previous study, Israel’s Armor: The Israel Lobby and the First Generation of the Palestine Conflict, Dr. Walter Hixson explains how Israel and the U.S. lobby have collaborated for decades to distort history and fend off challenges to Israel’s congenital aggression in Palestine.

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