On Our Land

UK speaking tour

14 November 2019

“We need to tell people, not just in Palestine but all over the world, what a group of university students are working on and how important this project is. This is our culture and it our responsibility to save it. I think it is the youth’s responsibility because we have the energy, we are educated in universities –we can read, write and understand. I have learned so much” (Sameeha Hureini)

Over the past two years around 30 young people from 33 Bedouin communities in South Hebron Hills, occupied Palestinian territories, have interviewed older generations to gather intangible cultural heritage. In the second half of November 2019 representatives of the youth research team, Sameeha Huraini, Khalil Makhamra and Fatima Nawaja, will be visiting the UK to embark on a speaking tour, in order to share their work to preserve the heritage of Bedouin Palestinian communities for future generations. The researchers have made a short film about their work, which will form part of this speaking tour, along with excerpts from the oral history interviews they have been collecting. The youth researchers will be holding events in London, Bristol and the Midlands between 19th-30th November.

“We’re really excited to welcome this group of young researchers from the On Our Land project to visit the UK. The speaking tour is a unique opportunity for people across the UK to hear directly from young people about their lives in the South Hebron Hills, and their groundbreaking work to preserve the heritage of their communities for future generations”. (Marwan Darweish, CTPSR)

To find out more about the speaking tour and events in your area, please contact Elly Harrowell:

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