Rockets fired out of Gaza; protesters shot near the fence; Egypt mediating between Hamas and Israel–when the Gaza Strip is mentioned in U.S. news outlets, it is usually in response to that day’s sensational events with little (if any) context provided. Conflict over Gaza: People, Politics, and Possibilities” will shed much needed light on the current realities in the Gaza Strip, giving participants a deeper understanding of the context of these realities and offering concrete options that can better the lives of Gazans. The conference also highlights Gazan culture–music, films, food, and art–to showcase the beauty that goes along with the challenges of life in the Gaza Strip.

Friday, March 22 | 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Reception: Gazan food
Concert: Palestinian rapper Tamer Nafar of DAM

Saturday, March 23 | 9:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Panels:
“The (De-)Development of Gaza: Economy, Women, and Youth”
“Humanitarian Crisis: Food, Water, and Health”
“In and Out: Gaza and Freedom of Movement”
“Gazans between Fatah & Hamas”
“Gaza and the World: Egypt, Israel, and the United States”
For featured speakers, see here.

Breakfast snacks, coffee, and Gazan lunch provided for registered participants

Sunday, March 24 | 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Gaza On Screen: A full day of screenings featuring the diverse film work that has engaged with the Gaza Strip during the past seventy years.

Conference report.