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Online Event: Resistance Through Art with Wissam Rafeedi and Hafez Omar

February 8

Monday, 8 February
9 am Pacific – 12 pm Eastern – 6 pm Netherlands/Germany (central Europe) – 7 pm Palestine
Register to join on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYocu-vrjsiHNSfAsrRUI2oprOC_PDP2sdG
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/343340000068360/

Studenten voor Rechtvaardigheid voor Palestina (SRP) is happy to announce its first event of 2021 in cooperation with Samidoun Germany. We will be speaking with Palestinian writers and artists about the role of art and literature in the struggle against colonialism and Zionism, and for the liberation of Palestine from the river to the sea. The events will take place on 08.02.2021 and 15.02.2020 respectively, both at 7pm Palestine time/6pm Berlin time.

Resistance through Art

Studenten voor Rechtvaardigheid voor Palestina (SRP) is happy to announce its first event of 2021 in cooperation with Samidoun Germany. We will be speaking with Palestinian writers and artists about the role of art and literature in the struggle against colonialism and Zionism, and for the liberation of Palestine from the river to the sea. The events will take place on 08.02.2021 and 15.02.2020 respectively, both at 7pm Palestine time/6pm Berlin time.

The registration link for the first webinar is: https://tinyurl.com/SRP-2021

The link for the second webinar will come out in the next couple of days.

About the events

When the forces of Zionist colonialism seek to erase the Palestinian identity, Palestinian art has proven vital to fighting these failed attempts. Was it through our paintings, novels, Dabka, embroidery, poems, songs, or sculptures, Palestinian art has been essential in shaping and maintaining the Palestinian identity. It has also played a major role in portraying the daily Palestinian struggle, resilience, and resistance. Through powerful symbolism, the depiction of Palestinian heroism and tragedies or the use of unmistakably Palestinian themes, our artists are on the frontlines of the cultural battle for the Palestinian identity.

We will explore the unbreakable link between Palestinian art and the struggle against the occupation. For that, two webinars will be held handling topics like: why is the occupation afraid of artists? How are Palestinian writers articulating our struggle? Why are Palestinian artists often thrown in jails? What is prisons art? How do artists help educate the world about Palestinian experiences and realities? How can art give a voice to the voiceless and portray issues we find hard to put into word? All of that, and more, will be discussed by our amazing speakers.

About the speakers

In the first webinar, Wisam Rafeedi and Hafez Omar will join us to discuss their works and experiences.

Prof. Wisam Rafeedi is a Palestinian writer, researcher, and professor of sociology in Bethlehem university. While in prison, he began writing his bestselling novel “the three hypostases” and through 54 “capsules”, he was able to sneak it out of prison right under the occupation’s nose.

Hafez Omar is a Palestinian graphic designer, visual artist and painter from A’nabta, Palestine. His work has been used in campaigns defending the rights of Palestinian prisoners and by the BDS movement with some of his famous posters, like the “unknown prisoner”, finding their way into the mainstream. As a freed prisoner, Hafez revitalized the use of this art-form as a means to expose and resist the occupation and bring forward Palestinian issues to the international stage

SRP is a student collective with the aim of an academic boycott against Israel. In addition, SRP seeks to educate students and youth about Palestine and build strong ties with other activist movements for the Palestinian cause.

Details

Date:
February 8
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Website:
https://tinyurl.com/SRP-2021