Kholoud Al Ajarma at benefit meal Sheffield 28th Jan

Kholoud+Al+AjarmaKholoud Al Ajarma is a Palestinian refugee from Aida Camp, Bethlehem and is coming to Sheffield next week to speak to us about her experience of working with refugees.
She has lots of experience working with young refugees, encouraging them to speak out and assert their rights. She worked in the Lajee Centre, Aida Camp, and in other camps across the West Bank developing programmes for the youngsters, particularly in media and photography. She has travelled with the Lajee dancers on international tours and acted as compere, giving voice very strongly to the political significance of dance, an act of cultural resistance to occupation and oppression.
She’s a great speaker and knows the value of Children’s Centres, the cause we’re promoting in this Benefit– come and meet her

 

2017 is 10th anniversary year for Scholarship Fund

Sheffield Palestine Women’s Scholarship Fund sponsored its first three women students into university in Gaza in 2007. This year we are celebrating our 10th Anniversary  and aiming to reach the target of sending out a total of £100,000 over 10 years.

To reach this target we need to raise £23,000 by June 2017. We have raised £19,000 to date, so are well on the way. There are events planned during the year including an International Women’s Day celebration in Sheffield Town Hall on Wednesday 8th March at 7.00pm. The event is being hosted by the Lord Mayor’s Office.

Come and join us to celebrate the students who have gained degrees and those we are currently supporting. Hear their stories and see their achievements.

10th Anniversary Flyer

Events to look forward to in 2017

Already Sheffield PSC is planning a full calendar for 2017. You can get an overview here. When more details are available they will be published on our events page.

Don’t forget first Saturday of every month: boycott HP action. January action details here

 

 

UN Human Rights Day

humanrightsprotestSome of the people who joined the protest today.  On UN Human Rights Day we wished to point out that Israel is engaged on a further land grab in Hebron.  This and similar are illegal under International law.  The UK Government, accepts that these land grabs are illegal but has a policy of business as usual with the Apartheid State.

UN Day of Solidarity

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A very strong display of Solidarity with the Palestinians.   The street theatre was very impressive.  Congratulations to all the actors (and to everyone who came.)

The next protest is on UN Day of Human Rights.  We will be protesting about Israeli land thefts in Hebron, West Bank.

International week of action in Sheffield and everywhere…

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HP knowingly provides technology that enables Israel’s denial of freedom of movement for Palestinians living under its occupation regime — from checkpoints to illegal settlements to prisons to the devastating blockade of 2 million Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

The BDS movement is poised to send a powerful message to HP with more than 90 actions planned worldwide during this Week of Action.

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In Sheffield today a great rally outside John Lewis and singing from the Sheffield socialist choir

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Not long till Cinema Palestino

Sheffield’s cinema Palestino film season has been a fixture for 8 years now. This year we are showing 3000 Nights, an award winning film set in a Israeli women’s prison  contratsing the britality of her treatment with the care given to new life and community

We are also showing a documentary by Hind Shoufani about her father, Elias Shoufani, academic, activist and exile. Winner of Best Non-European Documentary at the European Independent Film Festival, Paris  this film is a personal, poetic and political archive and interview journey to discover family history.

More about these films is here;

 

Benefit Meal

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About 80 people were at this very enjoyable meal.  Jews, Christians, and Muslims and others enjoyed the dancing of Shahd Abu Salama and the fantastic music.  In these dark times it is inspirational that people can come together in solidarity to raise money for children’s charities in Gaza.  We have just sent moneys to Gaza so our coffers are bare.

Shahd Abu Salama  was a young girl when she was first here in 2005 so it was delightful to see how she has grown into a such strong confidant singer and speaker.  More pictures are here