Light in Gaza: Writings Born of Fire

19 Oct 2022


Announced by the University of Pittsburgh:

Join us for an in-person afternoon with the authors to discuss the book and Q &A. We will have a limited number of copies for sale as well as signing by the authors. This event is in partnership with the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC).

Asmaa Abu Mezied is an economic development and social inclusion specialist working to address issues of gender, development, and climate change in the agriculture sector. Her research interests focus on the care economy, women’s collectives organizing in economic sectors, the private sector’s social accountability, and the intersection of Palestinian political, agricultural, and environmental identities.

Yousef M. Aljamal is an author, journalist, and translator. He has published widely and is the co-translator of Prisoners Diaries: Palestinian Voices from the Israeli Gulag (2013), the translator of Dreaming of Freedom: Palestinian Child Prisoners Speak (2016), and a translator/coauthor of A Shared Struggle: Stories of Palestinian and Irish Hunger Strikers (2021). He is also a Ph.D. candidate at the Middle East Institute at Sakarya University, Turkey.

Jehad Abusalim is a scholar, writer, and public speaker completing his Ph.D. in the History and Hebrew and Judaic Studies joint program at New York University. He has worked with AFSC since 2018. He contributed to other anthologies including Gaza as Metaphor (Hurst Publishers, 2016) and Palestine: A Socialist Introduction (Haymarket Books, 2020).

The event will also be streamed live on Facebook and YouTube.

Event Date: 
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Sponsored By: 
The Jerusalem Fund and American Friends Service Committee
Virtual, 2425 Virginia Ave NW, DC