CHICO — “‘Keeping Hope Alive — Life and Culture in Occupied Palestine'” is a series of events including film, dance, poetry, folk art, traditional Palestinian food and more,” explained Emily Alma, a representative from Chico State University’s Cross-Cultural Leadership Center, in an interview last week.The presentational series, which begins Monday and runs through Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, is a multi-media exploration of Palestinian culture. The series is free of charge and will primarily be held at the CCLC in Ayers Hall.”The presentations integrate information about Palestinian culture with life in the West Bank and Gaza under Israeli occupation,” said Alma. Read more Art exhibit examines Israel-Palestinian conflict through children’s eyes
The Freedom Bus, an initiative of Jenin’s Freedom Theatre, used interactive theatre and cultural activism to bear witness, raise awareness and build alliances throughout occupied Palestine and beyond. From September 23-October 1 2012, Palestinians and allies from around the world took part in a 9-day solidarity ride through 11 communities in the West Bank of occupied Palestine. Read more
Co-founder of Jenin’s Freedom Theatre, who faces charges over an attack on the home of Jenin governor Qaddura Musa, has been released on bail following a series of hunger strikes.
The imprisoned theatre director Zakaria Zubeidi has been released on bailby Palestinian security forces, following a series of hunger strikes.
The co-founder of Jenin’s Freedom Theatre, a drama group active in the northern West Bank, had been detained in Jericho since 13 May following a wave of arrests by the Palestinian Authority. Charges were not brought against him for more than four months.
JENIN, WEST BANK // Six years ago, a fierce Palestinian fighter laid down his weapons and helped found a liberal performing-arts theatre in Jenin’s conservative refugee camp. It was a remarkable turnaround for Zacharia Zubeidi, who fought for Fatah’s Al Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades during the second intifada, to exchange violence for what he called cultural resistance against Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories.