Cafe Palestine Index

This page provides a link to each of the Cafe Palestine events

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Get To Know Us! Our lives with mental illness in the Palestinian community

Presenters: Suzan Mitwalli and Dr Yoke Rabaia from Birzeit University and Professor Hanna Kienzler from Kings College, London

What does it mean to live and participate in the community with severe mental illness? The presenters have researched this question in the context of Palestine with persons with severe mental illness and practitioners from the Palestinian Counseling Centre. Their findings have led to the publication of an illustrated storybook “Get to know us! Our lives with mental illness in the Palestinian community” which explores the difficulties and limited opportunities for people with mental illness to live and participate in their communities.

Cafe Palestine 35

Standing Together: International Activism and Solidarity with Palestine
This Café Palestine was dedicated to the precious memory of Eamon McMahon 1951-2022
Chair: Victoria Brittain

Tribute by Arlene Healey of the Ireland Palestine Mental Health Network to the activism and solidarity work of Eamon McMahon

Elizabeth Berger and Lama Khouri on international solidarity initiatives from the USA-Palestine Mental health Network and the Palestine-Global Network including collaboration on the campaign for the release of Ahmad Manasra and other child prisoners.

Gwyn Daniel on pushing back against the instrumentalisation of antisemitism to silence Palestinian activism

Guy Shennan and Issa Rabadi on recent collaborative developments in Palestine-related social work activism within the UK, in Palestine and internationally

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Einas Haj (Behavioral therapist and psychologist) in dicussion with Prof. Sarab Abu Rbie’a (Prof in social sciences); Huda Abu O’beid (Bachelor of Laws LLB): and Shireen Abu Bader (Psychotherapist and Counseling Psychologist).

“Bedouins of the Naqab: Resisting erasure in ’48 Palestine

Cafe Palestine 33

Shahd Abusalama in conversation with Lama Khouri
“Reclaiming Palestinian voices in the face of attempts to silence them: narratives from exile”

Cafe Palestine 32

Lara Sheehi and Stephen Sheehi
“Psychoanalysis Under Occupation: Practicing Resistance in Palestine”

Cafe Palestine 31

Dr Ghassan S. Abu-Sittah and Naji Naji
“Treating the war injured child in the Gaza Strip”

Cafe Palestine 30

Rania Madi
“The Law – weapon of oppression, or of liberation?”

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Chaired by Professor Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian
“Testimonies from Palestine: The Keys to Return: Voices from ‘48′”

Cafe Palestine 28

Asrar Kayyal, Educational Psychologist
“Violent crime in a colonial context: Understanding the rise in homicides in the Palestinian community in the lands occupied in 1948”

Cafe Palestine 27

Rozeen Marjieh
“The Challenges and Dilemmas facing mental health care activists during the last assault on Gaza (and the violent responses to protest in other parts of Palestine)”

Cafe Palestine 26

Chaired by Professor Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian, Occupied East Jerusalem

“Testimonies from Palestine: Between Debilitation and Liveability: Part 2 Voices from Jerusalem”

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Chaired by Professor Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian, Occupied East Jerusalem

“Testimonies from Palestine: Between Debilitation and Liveability: Part 1 Voices from Gaza”

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Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh  founder and volunteer director of the Palestine Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability at Bethlehem University
“The Unity Intifada’: reflections and prospects”

War on the Mind conference

The War on the Mind conference took place on 15 May 2021

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Sahar Francis, Director of Addameer, and Dr Samah Jabr
“Imprisonment without Trial: Purposes, consequences and Palestinian resistance”

Cafe Palestine 22

Professor Abdel Razzaq Takriti
“Living Liberation: Histories of Palestinian Anti-Colonialism Since 1948”

Cafe Palestine 21
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
“Children behind bars: Palestinian Child Prisoners”

Café Palestine 20
Conversation with Prof Samah Saleh and Victoria Brittain
“Narratives of Palestinian Women Political Prisoners”

Cafe Palestine 19
Munther Amira, Human Rights Defend from Aida Refugee Camp in Bethlehem:
“Popular Resistance and the Refugee Experience”

Cafe Palestine 18
Remal Salah and Dima Tadros from the Palestinian Counseling Centre
“Broken Homes, Broken Families: supporting families whose homes have been demolished”

Café Palestine 17
Jonathan Chadwick, Hossam Madhoun and Jamal Al Rozzi
“Theatre, Cultural Resistance and Therapy”

Café Palestine 16
Professor Nihaya Daoud from the Public Health Association in the Arab Society in Israel
“Health inequity and discrimination before and during Covid-19: the case of 48 Palestinians”

Café Palestine 15
Hands Up Theatre Company via zoom with young people from Palestine
“Making drama out of a crisis”

Café Palestine 14
Dr Sami Owaida speaking about the Gaza Community Mental Health Programme

Cafe Palestine 13
Muna Khalidi from Lebanon
“Mental health in the Palestinian camps in Lebanon”

Café Palestine 12
Palestine Trauma Centre in Gaza
“Bleeding from all directions”

Café Palestine 11
Jehan Bseiso from Amman
“Reimagining our Resilience: Observations through poetry and from the diaspora”

Café Palestine 10
Dr Mustafa Qossoqsi from Nazareth Hospital
“Notes on an intimate disaster: Nakbah in the Clinic and Beyond”

Cafe Palestine 9
Hussam Kana’na from the Palestinian Counseling Center speaking from Arabeh in Galilee

Cafe Palestine 8
Dr Samah Jabr from Ramallah
“The individual and collective impact of incarceration and torture: the Palestinian experience”

Cafe Palestine 7
Nabila Espanioly from Nazareth
“Violence against Palestinian Women: an intersectional struggle”

Cafe Palestine 6
Riad Arrar, Rand Shar and Raed Amira from Hebron, Jerusalem and Bethlehem
“Social work in Palestine with a focus on responding to the Covid-19 emergency”

Cafe Palestine 5
Rana Nashashibi from Jerusalem
“The Palestine Global Mental Health Network”

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Yoa’d Ghanadry-Hakim from the West Bank
“Reflections on trauma, the usefulness of PTSD as a clinical concept, and the complexities of working with imported, Western, terminology in the Palestinian context”

Café Palestine 3
Weeam Hammoudeh from the West Bank
“Acute and Chronic Uncertainties in the Palestinian Context: Implications for Mental Health and Wellbeing”

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Dr Yasser Abu Jamei from Gaza
“Insight into life in Gaza under the combined pressures of the blockade, and the coronavirus pandemic”

Cafe Palestine 1
Professor Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian from Jerusalem
“Jerusalem under siege: surviving corona under Occupation”