Palestine’s Beautiful Resistance: webinar

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Alternatives in Pandemic Times: Resistance, Recovery and Re-Existence – a Webinar series

Palestine’s Beautiful Resistance: What it tells the world about building peace withinwith Abdelfattah Abusrour (Palestine)

Sunday 12th September – 13:30 (UTC/GMT): 7pm IST

Beautiful Resistance emerges from Palestine as a concept and philosophy that aims to inspire hope and promote life through performing and visual arts as non-armed ways for peaceful and creative self-expression. It helps to build peace within individuals, in turn to become peace-builders in their community and beyond.

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About the presenters

Abdelfattah AbusrourAbdelfattah Abusrour is founder and director of Alrowwad Cultural and Arts Society, established in 1998 in Aida refugee camp-Bethlehem. His concept and philosophy “Beautiful Resistance”, using performing and visual arts, culture and education, is a creative and peaceful expression in situations of oppression and trauma to provide possibilities to save lives and inspire hope and build peace within individuals to be peace builders in their communities and beyond. Abusrour is an author, actor, and theatre director, with a PhD in Biological and Medical Engineering from France.

Abusrour is the first Ashoka fellow-Social Entrepreneur in Palestine, and he is a Synergos – social innovator fellow. He was elected president of Palestinian Theatre League and many other organizations. He has done conferences and practical workshops in different countries using Beautiful Resistance, to empower people through building peace within themselves, and be active change-makers, and instead of waiting for miracles to happen, be able to act and provoke miracles to happen..

Yousef Habache (Moderator)Directeur Général, Comités pour le Développement et le Patrimoine (CDP).