What does it take to grow olives in Occupied Palestine?
What does it take to get them to the markets? What does it take to bring
them here? We invite you to walk with us beyond the checkpoints, over
the roadblocks, through the dirt roads and past the bulldozers for some
up close encounters with Palestinian growers under the olive trees under
curfew. With your participation and through a fair trade of stories and
facts, ideas and labour, our goal is to build the Olive Fair installation,
our contribution to the WILL exhibit. We bring
the olives and olive products, produced in Palestine and sent to us from
Jaffa by Sindyanna, a fair trade company. You bring your energy and enthusiasm.
Together, we'll shape the installation in the gallery and on the internet,
and explore what it takes to build an accountable politics of solidarity.
Elena Basile and Gita Hashemi
This workshop will be introduced by Nahil Aweidah
and facilitated by members of the Negotiations Working
Group. Nahil Aweidah is an activist, university teacher, member
of the first Palestinian Women's Union, Jerusalem refugee (1948) and Ramallah
refugee (1967). http://olivefair.net
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