Pales.yarmouk

CONFERENCE ON GLOBAL ENCOUNTERS IN PALESTINIAN REFUGEE CAMP- YARMOUK IN DAMASCUS, SYRIA

Saturday 30th of October 2021 

From 10.00 to 16.00 

Copenhagen-Denmark 

Venue: Rytmisk Center Vesterbrogade 107E, 1620 København 

 

Objectives

This conference has a twofold objective. Firstly, it seeks to highlight the cultural heritage of Yarmouk- a place once called the capital of the Palestinian diaspora. This will be accomplished by bringing scholars, activists, cultural figures and NGO experts together to share their work with each other and with a broader audience. The conference also aims to underscore local-global encounters and hierarchies experienced in the spacial social field of Yarmouk but that can be found in other spaces, based on the assumption that we all have shared values, thoughts and critical points that are anchored in our local practices.

 

Morning Session

Time

Speakers

Theme

10.00- 10.10

Buthaina Shaheen & June Dahy

Members of the Syrian Cultural Institute

Welcome with coffee, tea, croissant

Elaborating on the conference

 

10.10-10.15

Michelle Pace

Professor in Global Studies at Roskilde University

Chair for the morning session

10.15-10.35

Nell Gabiam: Associate Professor of anthropology and political science at Iowa State University

Yarmouk: Beyond the camp and beyond the refugee experience

10.35- 10.55

Hazem Aboyouness: Activist. Co-founder of Alseeraj organization for development and health care. Founder and member of Arabic book fair – Malmö

The way between Yarmouk, Malmö, and Haifa

 

10.55-11:15

Mette EL Stendevad: Experienced educator and doctoral candidate in sociology, University of Leicester

A Struggle of Memory against Forgetting: “Palestinian Women of Syria Speaking Back”

11.15-11.35

Speakers & audience

Questions & discussions

11.35- 11.45

Break

Coffee, tea, snacks

11.45-13.00

Film screening

 

The Shebabs of Yarmouk

In the honour of the memory of the late director of the film Axel Salvatori-Sinz

 

 

Afternoon Session

Time

Speaker/activities

Theme

13:30-13:35

Ida Lund

Advocacy specialist & educator

Chair for the afternoon session

13.35- 13.55

Mara Kronenfeld: Executive director of UNRWA-USA

 

Volunteering in Yarmouk

Advocacy in building awareness about the plight of Palestinian refugees

13:55-14:15

Maher Chawich: Journalist and researcher- the Action Group for the Palestinians of Syria based in London

Advocating for the humanitarian, social, and economic issues of Palestinian-Syrians

14.15- 14.35

Mohammed Hamid: Teacher & activist in the field of civil and social institutions, graduate of the University of Science in Damascus, student at University College Copenhagen

The cultural scene in Yarmouk: Cultural institutions and NGO’s work

The influence of the commercial scene on culture

14.35-14.55

Speakers & audience

Questions & discussions

14.55- 15:05

Break

Coffee, tea, snacks

 

15.05-16.00

Music with Nour Amoura

 

This conference is funded by the Danish Institute in Damascus at the University of Copenhagen & the EUMENIA Jean Monnet Network

This conference is organized by the Syrian Cultural Institute in Denmark and Roskilde University.