Upcoming Events

Every Sunday, 10am - 11am

Arabic Poetry and Lyrics Club. Please see flyer for the Zoom link.

 

Monday, October 19, 4:00-5:30

The Viewing Booth: Film Screening and discussion with filmmaker Ra'anan Alexandrowicz

The film explores a space ostensibly off-limits to cinema – the internal experience of the viewer. In a lab-like space, Maia Levy, a young American woman, watches videos portraying life in the West Bank city of Hebron, while verbalizing her thoughts and feelings in real time. An enthusiastic supporter of Israel, the images in the videos, disseminated for the most part by the Human Rights organization B’Tselem, contradict some of Maia’s deep-seated beliefs. Empathy; anger; embarrassment; innate biases and healthy curiosity – all play out before our eyes as we watch her watch the images created by the Occupation. As Maia navigates and negotiates the images, which threaten her worldview, she also reflects on the way she sees them. Her candid and immediate reactions form a one-of-a-kind cinematic testimony to the psychology of the viewer in the digital era.

Due to copyrights restrictions, link to the movie will be provided 10 days prior to the event to those who sign up. Check back here to RSVP.

 

Tuesday, Nov 3rd, 4:00-5:00 pm

Conversation with Iris Stern Levi, founder of Her Academy (Ha-Mikhlala), an Israeli NGO providing higher and professional education to women in prostitution.

 

Thursday, November 5, 3:45-5:00

#GamAni?: Sexualized Violence in Hebrew Literature and Israeli Culture

Lecture by Ilana Szobel, Brandeis University

The talk explores representations of sexualized violence in Modern Hebrew literature and Israeli culture. Dr. Szobel will discuss issues surrounding speech, testimony and trauma in the context of sexual violence in Israel. 

 

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