We commune in this virtual conversation, to centre Disabled artists and cultural practitioners from Jordan and Palestine as they discuss the challenges and opportunities of living and working at the intersection of Disability and geo-political instability.
Four participants from Sync Arabi, a leadership programme funded by the British Council and run jointly by Sync Leadership, Art 2 Heart – Palestine and Shubbak earlier this year, share their unique insights into not only surviving but thriving through what can feel like an impossible layering of circumstances. Living and working at the crux of multiple oppressions, from the personal to the political, they take us against the current. Moving away from binary narratives around the Disabled body being either helpless or superhuman, this conversation delves into a more nuanced understanding of the disabling nature of deeply entrenched structures, and how cultural resistance becomes a tool for abolition in local contexts.
Dr. Dina Kiwan & Dr. Maha Shuayb will be in conversation with Sync Arabi participants Rawan Barakat, Yara Qwareiq, Diana Saleh, Jeries Thaligah.
This event will be held online in Arabic with captioning in English.