International Women's Day

IWD 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Jamie Jackson: Women Working to End Israeli Occupation

Bayan Shbib is a bilingual Palestinian actress, theatre director and writer. She holds a Master’s degree with distinction in Theatre Acting from the University of Essex, UK, and a Master’s degree in Comparative Literature from Al-Quds University in 2004; she has worked as an actress and storyteller since 1997. In 2005 she won the Best Young Storyteller Award at the International Storytelling Festival in Birmingham. For her monodrama “Safad-Shatilla” she was awarded the prize for best actress at the Cairo Experimental Theatre Festival 2006.

The Gaza Monologues was performed at the Ashtar Theatre in Ramallah.
Noam Shuster performs her comedy in three languages as she promotes her vision of a peaceful community for all Israelis.  The film Reckoning With Laughter documents her experience of communal life in a hotel for Israelis from all walks of life as they quarantined together in 2020.