International Women’s Day Celebration  ‘Women of Palestine: living through trauma, building resilience’


6th Mar 2016    
1:45 pm - 5:00 pm


Methodist Church Hall
High Street, Uppermill, Oldham, OL3 6AX

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 Join Saddleworth Palestine Women’s Scholarship Fund on Sunday 6th March to celebrate International Women’s Day.

The theme of the event is ‘Women of Palestine, living through trauma, building resilience’.

When? Sunday 6th March 2016
Where? Methodist Church Hall, High Street, Uppermill, Oldham, OL3 6AX (entrance on Church Road)
Time? Doors open 1.45pm, event start 2.10pm

Through film, music and women’s personal accounts, we will explore the daily trauma endured by Palestinians and celebrate how Palestinian women survive and thrive against the odds supporting each other, their families and their communities by being active both politically and creatively.

The event will include:

  • Kholoud al Ajarma from Aida Refugee Camp, Bethlehem;
  • Kholood Ersheid from Nazareth;
  • A short film from The Freedom Theatre of Jenin, who recently toured the UK to great acclaim;
  • A specially commissioned address by Samah Jabr, a psychotherapist working in Jerusalem;
  • Jewellery and Palestinian goods to buy;
    Palestinian food and cakes; and much more!

The event is open to all (women, men and children) and is free – donations for the Scholarship Fund will be gratefully accepted on the day.

We are delighted to be hosting this event which has been developed by Northern Women for Palestine – a group of activists from seven towns across the north of England committed to campaigning for justice for Palestinians.

Our key message is that all of us, whatever our circumstances, can contribute to the cause of justice for Palestinians – so come along and find out more on March 6th

 Event flyer

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