Another incredible day of events, planning and discussion

Today at Palestine Place we’ve had around 150 people come down to another brilliant day of workshops, discussions and action planning.

We’ve had two amazing live video link ups with Stop the Wall and Khader Adnan (video and transcripts to come!), a workshop about SmashEDO, and an introductory session on Israeli apartheid and BDS.

As well as this there was an incredible discussions about culture and clowning without normalising occupation AND amazing spoken word poetry from Da Poet.

* ACTION NOTICE: Khader Adnan spoke movingly about the plight of prominent Palestinian footballer Mahmoud Sarsak, in his 78th day of hunger strike in Israel’s Ramle jail. A spontaneous meeting was held to plan a protest action.

Please join us for a football themed protest on TUESDAY 5 JUNE. Meet at Palestine Place at 12 NOON and bring a football shirt (any team) if you can. We’ll be tweeting with the hashtag #LetSarsakLive   

Tomorrow’s line up looks like this:

Monday June 4th

1pm Shared lunch 

2pm Introduction to Israeli Apartheid and BDS workshop 

This introductory workshop will be run daily and is designed to give people some basic facts about Israeli apartheid and the Palestinian campaign for boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel.

3pm Media and filming workshop

Activists with experience of filming and producing short activist films will give an introductory workshop to equip us with the skills we need to do effective recording and media throughout the Palestine Place project.

7pm Dinner!

8pm Film screening & discussion – Chronicles of a Refugee 

Chronicles of a refugee is a 6-part documentary series looking at the global Palestinian experience over the last 60 years. What began as a focused look at a part of the Palestinian refugee population became an epic that seeks to go in-depth into the Palestinian refugee experience around the world of 60 years.


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