On Sunday 5 November, Arts Action Palestine will run over several floors at Young Space, London. The event has been organised to provide a safe space for attendees to come together to educate themselves about what is currently happening in Gaza and Palestine. It is organised by Minute Shorts and 3eib; the event is free and optional donations will be accepted for Palestine Solidarity Campaign and Medical Aid for Palestinians, though raising awareness, education and encouraging action remain the key goals for the event.
The event will be split into two threads – panel discussions and lectures, and action-oriented workshops. There will be a DIY printing and poster-making workshop hosted by Resolve Collective and assistance to email your MP from The Road to Nowhere and human rights lawyer volunteers. The programme will also include a history lecture on ‘Palestine 101’ by Hazem Jamjoum, a ‘Queer Palestine’ panel refuting the Israeli government’s pinkwashing claims, and a ‘Jews for Justice’ panel addressing complex issues like anti-Semitism and Zionism.
The full list of organisations involved includes: 3EIB, Minute Shorts, Baesianz, Resolve Collective, The Slow Grind, Azeema, Girls in Film, Nafs Space, Maqam, AZL, The Road to Nowhere, Mayday Rooms, The White Pube, Shasha.
“We wanted to bring a large number of London grassroots collectives together to spread the message as far as possible,” says the event organisers. “We are centering Palestinian voices through our curation, but the majority of our partners are non-SWANA as this is the demographic we are targeting. We have capacity for 600 attendees throughout the day and are serious about making a big impact.” You can secure tickets for the event here.
Baesianz: Arts Action Palestine (Copyright © Baesianz / Minute Shorts / 3eib, 2023)
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Liz (she/they) joined It’s Nice That as news writer in December 2021. After graduating in Film from The University of Bristol, they worked freelance, writing for independent publications such as Little White Lies, INDIE magazine and design studio Evermade.