Thinkers Series: Siham Abu Awwad

The artists began their residencies in Israel with an exploratory mission, in which they traveled throughout Israel and the West Bank and met with a variety of thinkers. 'This Place' initiator Frederic Brenner later filmed interviews with many of these thinkers. Here are some highlights from this interview series.

Siham Abu Awwad grew up in a Palestinian family in a West Bank village. Her mother was a political activist who served time in Israeli prison, along with three of Siham's brothers. She is now a respected social worker, activist and a member of the Parents Circle-Families Forum, an organization of 600 Israeli and Palestinian families who have lost a family member to the conflict. Through dialogue groups, educational high school programs, public events, media campaigns and more, the organization works to humanize the other side of the conflict, change attitudes and improve each group’s understanding of the other so that a durable peace can become possible.

  1. Siham Abu Awwad: A Palestinian Woman Talks about Violence and Love.

    This Place ‘Thinkers’ interview series:

    The artists began their residencies in Israel with an exploratory mission, in which they traveled throughout Israel and the West Bank and met with a variety of thinkers. 'This Place' initiator Frederic Brenner later filmed interviews with many of these thinkers. Here are some highlights from this interview series.

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