19:30 - 21:30
Admission is free and donations are welcome
► 29 May, 2019 featuring: Fayrouz Sharqawi
be’kech presents The Daily Lives of Jerusalemite Palestinians
In this talk, Grassroots Jerusalem’s mobilization coordinator, Fayrouz Sharqawi, will portray the daily life of the Palestinians in Jerusalem today. In doing so, she goes beyond the reports and statistics that anyone can read about the Israeli occupations actions in Jerusalem, rather she attempts to convey the feeling of a Jerusalemite, living, moving in the city, working, struggling and resisting. Bringing this voice is unique since the Jerusalemite Palestinians have themselves and their communities to rely on to overcome and avoid the despair that the occupation tries creatively and aggressively in the smallest and bigger details to soak them in. This is in addition to the fact that the traditional civil society of the city has been swamped by the international aid systems that impose agendas and mostly a top down approach that has resulted over the past two and a half decades in crippled actions usually by the NGO system.
Grassroots Jerusalem is a platform for Palestinian community-based mobilization, leadership and advocacy in Occupied Jerusalem. They believe that the challenges and responses of Palestinian communities must be articulated and led by them. They map and network in order for the Palestinian communities in Jerusalem to sustainably resist the Israeli policies of displacement, dispossession and dis-empowerment, by creating their own long term strategy, based on their defined priorities and needs.
Fayrouz has been the Advocacy coordinator at Grassroots Jerusalem since 2012. Within this capacity she has led campaigns and supported community events and activities. She provides political analysis, and has a broad and experienced understanding of development and resistance to oppressive policies under the Israeli occupation.She has a BA in Journalism and English Linguistics, and a Masters in Conflict Resolution.
Twitter : @GrassrootsJlem
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