The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey
Gaza kitchens tell much about the very challenging realities of daily life in Gaza
Author of Gaza Mom
Co-author: The Gaza Kitchen
speaks Tuesday, March 4, 2014 @ 7 p.m.
UNC Fed Ex Global Education Center, Room 1005
Corner of McCauley and Pittsboro Streets, Chapel Hill
Laila El-Haddad presents a perspective rarely offered in the media about how conflict and siege play out in the daily lives of ordinary Palestinians in Gaza, and how people – particularly women – manage to create little spaces of vitality and joy in the midst of it all.
Gathering and preparing food, women generate stories, maintain culture, and animate politics. Today’s kitchens tell us much about the difficult realities of Gaza after 6 years of siege including what products are available, where they come from, how cooks manage despite extreme shortages of gas and electricity and how families reorganize to compensate for destroyed homes and near-universal joblessness.
UNC Students for Justice in Palestine • Department of Asian Studies •Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations • Department of English and Comparative Literature • The Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies • The Coalition for Peace with Justice • partially funded by the UNC Student Government
Free, open to the public with free parking under the building after 5 p.m.
The Coalition for Peace with Justice welcomes all individuals and groups working for a just and sustainable peace in Israel-Palestine. Our mission includes education, advocacy, and direct support of peace-building activities.