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Palestine Monologues

Date: Friday 23 March

Time: 18:45 - 20:30

Venue: Abrar House, 45 Crawford Place, Marylebone, London W1H 4LP

The City Circle and ice&fire present Palestine Monologues.

The 30-minute performance will explore the day-to-day experiences of Palestinians living under Israeli occupation and highlight some of the turning points individuals have had when they have seen past the dominant and conflicting narratives perpetuating the conflict.

The performance will be followed by a discussion of the plight of the Palestinian people, the effects of occupation on life and culture, the importance of the diaspora in keeping a culture alive, the legal rights of Palestinians under international law and the responsibility of the International community in supporting the Palestinian cause.

Actors: Sebastian Aguirre, Waleed Akhtar and Leanne O'Kasi

ice&fire explores human rights stories through performance. They put human rights at the core of everything they do to make accessible theatre for a wide range of audiences across the UK.  Follow them on Twitter: @iceandfireuk 

Discussion

Chair

Soraya Boyd, founder of Facilitate Global 

Soraya is the founder of Facilitate Global, a London-based human rights NGO, a language teacher and writer whose work has been published in several media organisations and other NGOs. Facilitate Global promotes peacebuilding, human rights and international humanitarian law with a special focus on economic regeneration and development.

Speakers

Beleigh Jbara, Legal Researcher and human rights lawyer

Currently a PhD candidate in International Law at Lund University in Sweden, Beleigh’s expertise is in the role of law in Palestine, developed while working at the Palestine Economic Policy Research Institute-MAS as legal research associate where he published numerous papers. Beleigh has helped researchers and campaigners in the Palestinian Authority by working with Al Haq, Al Thameer, and B’Tselem.

Sebastian Aguirre, Joint Director, Actors for Human Rights

Sebastian Aguirre is an actor, who trained, and is now a visiting lecturer, at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. He is a writer in development at the Theatre Royal Stratford East, and has worked at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International for nearly a decade.

Additional details

Free entrance. All welcome. Prayer space available. Street parking free from 18:30. Doors open at 18:45 and the talk begins at 19:00. If you have any questions, please contact the event organiser: sameera@thecitycircle.com.