PAYCE Stories

Unheard Palestinian stories

October 12, 2018 Season 2 Episode 10
PAYCE Stories
Unheard Palestinian stories
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PAYCE Stories
Unheard Palestinian stories
Oct 12, 2018 Season 2 Episode 10
Palestinian American Youth Civic Engagement

Salina from Al Quds-Bard interviews the founder of a campus club, Unheard Palestinian Stories.  She and her classmates describe how often it is difficult to tell one’s story.  Founder Baha’ Ebdeir created organization to create beauty out of pain through giving space to tell stories.  However, he and the club ran into a challenge.  There were plenty participants who wanted to speak, but fewer attendees wanted to listen.  Why don’t attendees feel curious to hear what others have to say?  Club members think that this is because of the current social context of living in an oppressive society where screaming feels like the only option.  But how do you create a space for listening?  “Listening is not a privilege.  It is a responsibility.” 

Show Notes

Salina from Al Quds-Bard interviews the founder of a campus club, Unheard Palestinian Stories.  She and her classmates describe how often it is difficult to tell one’s story.  Founder Baha’ Ebdeir created organization to create beauty out of pain through giving space to tell stories.  However, he and the club ran into a challenge.  There were plenty participants who wanted to speak, but fewer attendees wanted to listen.  Why don’t attendees feel curious to hear what others have to say?  Club members think that this is because of the current social context of living in an oppressive society where screaming feels like the only option.  But how do you create a space for listening?  “Listening is not a privilege.  It is a responsibility.” 

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