Women's Day York 2012
On Saturday 3rd March we held our Women’s Day event (with the York Palestine Solidarity Committee and Refugee Action York) featuring four women of Palestine, part of a 10-day tour for them of the north-east.
The speakers were:
Sameeha Selwan from Gaza, who spoke on internet resistance, particularly through her blog and blogs of other Palestinian women.
Kholood Arsheid from Nazareth, a Palestinian citizen of Israel who campaigns against the ethnic cleansing & village demolitions of Palestinians inside Israel.
from Hebron, who campaigns on water rights.
Kholoud Ajarma who works on women’s issues in Aida Refugee Camp, Bethlehem.
The main part was a conference attended by 80 people at York St John University where the women spoke of their activism and joined workshop discussions. In the evening, they were invited to a reception with the Lord Mayor and the Sheriff of York. AI York had a stall and display on water, demolitions and the Gaza blockade.