Undoing Zionism: fresh narratives of identity and place, Malkit Shoshan and dr. Hilla Dayan

Symposium with activists and Academics from Palestine and Israel
Women’s roles in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict are frequently analysed in terms of traditional views on femininity, either as active peacemakers or as passive victims.
ACTI-VISTAS explores perspectives that go beyond these paradigms during three days of public lectures, discussions, and screenings. How do women activists mobilize their gender and ethnic positions? In what ways do new technologies and platforms inform and shape their political struggles? Putting the finger on the pulse of contemporary women’s activism, we explore feminist strategies that activists currently employ. This event will present fresh narratives of political agency, untraditional representations of identity and alternative forms of resistance.

Organized by gate48-platform for critical Israelis in the Netherlands In cooperation with the University of Amsterdam

Date: Thursday, November 21 at 10:30am


VOC-zaal, Bushuis,

University of Amsterdam

Kloveniersburgwal 48, Amsterdam

9.30-9.45 Coffee/tea

9.45-10.00 Opening by dr. Erella Grassiani
(boardmember gate48, UvA)

10.00-11.30 Culture of Resistance: Palestinian Women
Ex-Political Prisoners in Israel
Prof. Dr. Nahla Abdo (Carleton University),

11.30-11.45 Coffee/tea

11.45-12.45 Undoing Zionism: fresh narratives of identity and place
Malkit Shoshan (architect) and dr. Hilla Dayan (co-founder gate48, AUC)

12.45-13.45 Lunch break

13.45-14.45 New Vistas: Women’s Activism in Social Media
Cecile Landman (journalist)

14.45-15.00 Coffee/tea

15.00-16.00 Activism, Feminism and Performance
Rima Jawabra (social worker and actress) and Orly
Almi (choreographer, improviser)

16.00-17.00 Round table discussion and closing

For full program see: www.activistas2013.wordpress.com orwww.gate48.org
More information: info@gate48.org