Date(s) - 17 Jun 2021
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Women’s Entrepreneurship in Palestine
A Brighton-Palestine Connect Event
Thursday 17 June 2021 via Zoom starting at 6.30pm UK / 8.30pm Palestine
Please note you must register in advance – details below
This will be the fifth in our Brighton-Palestine Connect series, which provide the opportunity to connect with and hear from people in Palestine directly.
Join us to hear three brilliant women from Gaza speak about business women’s creativity and resilience in the context of occupation and war.
Salma’s fascination with the intricacy of Palestinian embroidery, with its various patterns, vibrant colours, and different cross-stitch techniques, led her to create Anat International, a slow-fashion streetwear brand and community originating in Gaza. Anat transcends boundaries and breaks norms. Their garments are designed to be worn by all genders and are cut, sown, and hand-embroidered by both women and men. When she researched embroidery, Salma learned that male Palestinian political prisoners picked up the art of embroidery during their time in Israeli prisons. The prisoners would send the gifts they created to their loved ones. Unfortunately, this habit of crafts-making has declined in the past years because Israel confiscates materials (like thread and needles) that the prisoners use.
There will be opportunities for participants to join in the discussion and/or ask questions. Questions for the panel can be sent in advance to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please register in advance for this meeting – You will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the meeting.