Date(s) - 11 Feb 2021
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 11 February 2021
Starting at 6.30pm
Please note that you must register in advance for this meeting – details below
Brighton & Hove PSC is pleased to announce the fourth in our series of Zoom meetings in the Brighton-Palestine Connect series.
The meetings provide an opportunity for BHPSC members and supporters to connect with and hear directly from Palestinian activists, writers and others.
In this fourth meeting, we have another impressive line-up of guests. They will join us from the West Bank, from Lebanon, and from the UK. Elections to the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) are planned for 22 May 2021. Young Palestinian voters will play a deciding role: in the West Bank and Gaza, the median age is 21. Speakers at this meeting will present views on the current political engagement of youth.
|Basma Al Doukhi is a Palestinian residing and working in Lebanon. Basma holds academic qualifications in Psychosocial Interventions in Migration, Emergency and Displacement (Oxford and Geneva Universities). Before starting a Masters at Oxford Brookes University, Basma worked as a Development Professional with UNHCR, UNRWA and several international NGOs in Lebanon and Syria. Through her work in child protection and in community response activities, Basma is acutely aware of the impact of young people’s political engagement.|
|Ahmed Tobasi is an actor, director and educator. Ahmed has worked in Palestinian and international theatres. Born in a Jenin refugee camp, he joined the armed resistance at the age of sixteen. He was arrested and spent four years in an Israeli prison. He continues to resist and hopes to be an agent of change, using the medium of theatre.|
|Motasem Abu Hasan is an actor, a student at the Freedom Theatre School for Performing Arts, a Medical Clown at the International Red Noses Foundation, a circus trainer, and Artistic Committee Coordinator for the Rasaél Theatre group in Nablus.|
|Aya Alghazzawi is an English language teacher and a BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) activist in Gaza. Her articles have been published by WANN (We Are Not Numbers), Mondoweiss, the Palestinian Project and Salaamedia. Aya has worked as a presenter and translator for the Gaza Voice and as an online speaker at the University of East London’s Centre for Social Justice and Change. She completed the program for Promotion of Democratic Participation of Palestinian Youth. She believes that she has a shared responsibility to fight against settler-colonialism and apartheid, undo injustice and achieve freedom and equality. https://wearenotnumbers.org/|
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