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Amsterdam: Benefit and info night to boycott Eurovision in Israel
20 February 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday, 20 February
Infonight about upcoming actions around the BDS call for the boycott of Eurovision 2019 in Israel this year.
Israel is using Eurovision to pink-wash and art-wash its egregious crimes against the Palestinian people!!
Host: SRP (Studenten voor Rechtvaardigheid in Palestina)
Yasmin from SRP, showing an interview with Ahed Tamimi and will do a Q&A after
Mikki Stelder about the queer boycott call, homotourisme and pinkwashing
Dorien Ballout from DocP, talking more about the Eurovision Boycott and upcoming actions.
Door open 20:00, program starts at 20:30!!
Mala: 26 (they-them ), Queer Activist, perform nad decolonial revolutionary from Morocco based in Amsterdam. The title of my performance is : I Can See Haifa In My Dreams
Benefit for alQaws
alQaws was born as a grassroots group, formed in November 2007 after working since the end of 2001 as an independent local project in Jerusalem. Our transition to an independent national Palestinian organization was the first step in creating a sustainable, visible, and truly impactful Palestinian LGBTQ movement that represents a local discourse and uses strategies inspired by alQaws’ activists’ field experience and analysis.
Our grassroots core remains at the heart of an ever-growing movement that reaches and benefits all of society. We provide Palestinian LGBTQ activists and allies with space for creative and dialogue-based activism, create capacity-building and knowledge-sharing opportunities, build coalitions and alliances with social and political movements, and inspire critical and engaged dialogue on the diversity of sexual and gender identities and practices.
alQaws has always aimed to work with and across our whole society, despite occupation and apartheid policies that fragment Palestinian society into groups living under different forms of Israeli control and domination and in different socio-political contexts. alQaws creates local youth leadership across four main locations, as well as builds a unified national Palestinian LGBTQ leadership that practices self-determination and strives toward a de-colonized Palestine.
alQaws’ current structure includes: a professional team responsible for general organizational management and project coordination and development; a board of seven directors from various areas and fields of experience; and a national leadership comprising 50 activists: a diverse group in terms of gender, geographic origins, knowledge, and experiences.
Our national leadership’s work intersects with local leadership in four centers: the North (Haifa), East Jerusalem, the Center (Jaffa), and the West Bank (Ramallah). The current professional team includes: a Director (full-time), a Counseling and Groups coordinator (50%), a West Bank Community Organizer (50%), an Advocacy and Networking coordinator (50%) and a Local Media Coordinator (30%).