George Jackson in the Sun of Palestine

Exhibition

For George Jackson, like many Black revolutionaries, prison was a place of both political captivity and radical education. Less well-known is the fact that Jackson also turned to the Palestinian struggle for inspiration during this time, and that the Palestinian prisoner writings that influenced him would continue to have an impact in the US Black community for decades to come. That encounter has now inspired an exhibition that highlights the historic and continuing kinship between the Palestinian and Black American prisoners’ movements. Curated by Tufts University’s English and Africana studies professor Greg Thomas, George Jackson in the Sun of Palestine features international book covers, paintings, political posters and other works tied to Jackson’s life and the US prisoners movement. Prof. Greg Thomas points to a common language shared by Black Americans and Palestinians, for whom widespread incarceration of their communities is not an issue of crime and punishment, but the result of a system designed to punish them for their very presence.

This event is part of Processions of the Sun, a program curated by Eye on Palestine.

Exhibition

18-24.02.2018 - 10AM-5PM

De Expeditie

Free

Dok Noord 4F

9000 Gent

About the festival

Connexion vzw (Brussels) and A.M.Qattan Foundation are proposing a focus on flemish-palestinian co-operation in arts and culture, inspired by the Government of Flanders and the Mission of Palestine in Europe, Belgium and Luxembourg who decided on a Flemish-Palestinian cultural project. Unlike the logic of events like Europalia, or even the Venice biennale which are a projection of the imagination of a country, Under Construction is based on reciprocity and aims to promote cultural cooperation, dialogue and exchange.

Instead of focusing on difference and alterity, the two organising partners focus on co-operation and solidarity, and give more visibility and value to forms of 'togetherness' that are already existing between Flanders and Palestine.

Practical details

The Minard theatre is the festival centre.
The reception and the bar are open one hour before the start of the first show.
Access to all of the shows is Pay what you want : no fixed price, you determine yourself what you can/are willing to pay.
It is not possible to reserve beforehand. You can get your ticket starting from 1 hour before the first show. So: first come, first served.
This is also the case for Parcours, the guided walks that start from Minard.
You will find a shop of Disarming Design from Palestine in the entrance hall.



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