Palestine Unlocked – celebrating life and culture – What’s On
Welcome to Oxford’s Palestinian festival!
From 21st – 23rd May 2016 the city will be filled with Palestinian creativity and life. The festival will be showcasing Palestinian film, food, music, art, talks, debates and discussion, as well as ‘unlocking’ the realities of life in Palestine.
Upcoming Events – What’s on:
SATURDAY 21 MAY
Attacks on Non-Violent Resistance to Illegal Military Occupation: The Reasons for the New Uprising
10AM – 12PM / St Antony’s College, 62 Woodstock Rd, OX2 6JF
Speaker: Dr Mustafa Barghouti, General Secretary, Palestine National Initiative (Mubadara), Ramallah, Palestine
Chair: Dr Avi Shlaim, Senior Research Fellow, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford
Dr Barghouti will talk about the situation in Palestine, concentrating on the Palestinian strategy of non-violent resistance, and the exposure of the grave violations of human rights.
Siege and Survival in Gaza: The Impact on Health and Human Rights
2PM – 4PM / EP Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green Templeton College, 43 Woodstock Rd OX2 6HG
Speaker: Dr Rita Giacaman, Founding Director, Institute of Community and Public Health, Birzeit University, Palestine
Rita Giacaman will present research findings on the impact of the 2009 and 2014 assaults on the health of the population of Gaza.
Speaker: Miri Weingarten, Physicians for Human Rights–Israel
Miri Weingarten will link the attempts made by Israeli and Palestinian groups to seek accountability for Palestinians in international fora and the punitive responses of the Israeli government.
SUNDAY 22 May
3:30PM – 5:30PM / St Margaret’s Institute, Polstead Rd, OX2 6TN
▪ Mustafa Barghouti, Palestine National Initiative (Mubadara), Ramallah, Palestine
▪ Rita Giacaman, Birzeit University, Palestine
▪ Jeremy Moodey, Embrace the Middle East
▪ Karma Nabulsi, St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford
▪ Naomi Wayne, Jews for Justice for Palestinians
MONDAY 23 MAY
7PM / Investcorp Building, The Middle East Centre, St Antony’s College, 68 Woodstock Rd, OX2 6JF
FURTHER ACTION: OCTOBER 2016
West Bank, Palestine. More details coming soon!