Dardasheh (street corner) informal meeting
Saturday 20 March
4pm (UK time) / 6 pm (Pal time)
1. Gaza Community Mental Health Programme call for papers
Call for Papers: Gaza Community Mental Health Programme 8th International Conference
“Mental Health in Gaza Strip: An Area Populated by Refugees” (Online Conference)
7-8-9 June 2021
Palestine – Gaza Strip
Full details are available here: https://tinyurl.com/4zbhjk9k
This is a 3 minute video from Cafe Palestine 21 in which Dr Yasser Abu Jamei from the GCMHP talks about the forthcoming conference.
This video is also available on the Cafe Palestine 21 page.
2. Please share this petition protesting Prof. Achtar’s role in Israeli event
Please sign this petition organised by the USA-Palestine Mental Health Network protesting Dr. Salman Akhtar’s collaboration with the Tel Aviv Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis.
The USA-Palestine Mental Health Network supports the people of Palestine in their 70-year struggle to be free from the violence of the Israeli occupation. We urge all health care professionals to recognize this struggle as part of a global initiative to defeat racism, colonialism, and injustice. Like the historic South African boycott against apartheid, the people of Palestine have asked us to refuse to collude with Israeli organizations which implicitly support the status quo of Israeli apartheid ideology, and to decline to participate in their activities.
In April 2021 an online event offered by the Tel Aviv Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis features the well known American psychoanalyst Dr. Salman Akhtar as its Keynote speaker. Regrettably, Dr. Akhtar has refused formal requests to withdraw from this event.
3. Recording of Cafe Palestine 21
“Children behind bars: Palestinian Child Prisoners”
Featuring a short film followed by a presentation by Sawsan, the UK Advocacy Officer of Defence for Children International – Palestine, and a contribution from an ex-child detainee