We are living through very difficult times, helplessly watching – on our screens – crimes against humanity being committed in front of our eyes, and all the hatred that surrounds those who condemn them. Therefore it is very important to remember that what is happening in Palestine started long before that Saturday at the beginning of October, and that violence can only be stopped when its true causes are admitted and understood.
The olive tree is Palestine’s symbol, and it is also a symbol of the deep relationship that Palestine’s people have with their land. For this, we are inviting you to spend this coming Sunday afternoon under an olive tree – albeit only metaphorically, for Lithuania’s climate is not really good for olive trees. Let us be inspired by the olive tree’s steadfastness – sumoud in Arabic – and let us be reminded that even in the face of the worst injustices, a human being must remain human.
The event is bilingual.
3 pm (15:00 hrs) Welcome
3.15 pm (15:15 hrs) What is Palestine? And what is currently happening there?
Discussions, music, and food.
6 pm (18:00 hrs) Ends
Among the speakers
Dr. Ieva Koreivaitė, academic
Prof. Egdūnas Račius, academic, researcher of Islam and the religions (via Zoom)
The event will be live-streamed on the Palestina.lt Facebook page.
Event organisers maintain the right to not allow unregistered individuals to attend. Those that engage in bullying, provocations, harrassment, abuse, violence and other such things, will not be allowed in. Such individuals will be immediately reported to the police.
Racists, antisemites, abusers are not welcome.
Separate segments of the live-stream have also been published on the Palestina.lt YouTube channel.