Sat, 13 Jan|
Live To Tell My Story Panels and Fundraiser
Writers and thinkers from First Nations, Palestinian and Arab backgrounds will unite for Palestine.
Time & Location
13 Jan 2024, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
UTP, 5 Olympic Parade, Bankstown NSW 2200, Australia
About The Event
On 6 December 2023, beloved Palestinian poet and scholar, Professor Refaat Alareer, was killed in an airstrike during the Israeli genocide in Gaza. In the aftermath of his murder, Professor Alareer’s final poem, If I Must Die, was shared worldwide and translated into more than fifty languages.
In memory of Professor Alareer’s life and legacy, nationally acclaimed writers and thinkers from First Nations, Palestinian and Arab backgrounds will unite on January 13th for two back-to-back panels which critically examine the current crisis in Palestine. With a focus on literary and arts activism, these urgent and necessary dialogues will explore themes of sovereignty, self-determination, solidarity and bearing witness.
All ticket sales will be donated to Australian-Palestinian charity, Olive Kids — a respected and ethical organisation that provides ongoing aid to the children of Gaza.
Newtown-based bookstore, Better Read Than Dead, will also be selling the authors’ books at the event, and have generously offered to donate a percentage of their book sales to the fundraiser.
Proudly presented by Utp and Sweatshop Literacy Movement.