In the age of Trump: connecting our struggles

Palestine Expo 2019

July 6 & 7
at London Olympia (map)

We are delighted to be presenting a panel at 11am on Sturday 6 July  

‘The rise of militant right-wing parties and governments and the climate emergency threaten all of us.  Most clearly, they affect peoples and communities, across the globe, which are already marginalised, already oppressed.

At a time of division and anxiety, it is more important than ever to reflect on what connects us in our struggles: what can we learn from  other liberation movements? How can we connect our campaigns?

In this panel artists, activists and academics discuss how these questions shape their art and activism, and what role they have in building a vibrant movement for Palestinian liberation in this harsh time.’

Hilary Aked is a writer, researcher and activist, who is currently writing a book on the UK Israel lobby for Verso. Recently Hilary has written about how Israel’s colonial ‘Pinkwashing’ narratives erase the achievements of the queer Palestinian movement.




Yara Sharif
 is an architect and academic working between the architecture practice Golzari NG Architects, London, and the Design Studio at the School of Architecture, University of Westminster. Yara has also co-founded the Palestine Regeneration Team (PART), a design-led research group that looks for creative and responsive spatial possibilities in Palestine to heal the fractures caused by the occupation.


Anandi Ramamurthy
is a Reader in Post/Colonial Cultures and Senior Lecturer in Media at Sheffield Hallam University. She has written about ‘race’ in media and culture, seeking to challenge predominant views and give voice to the voiceless. Her current research explores the strategies used by Palestinians to contest dominant narratives and representations of Palestinian experiences.


Avery Gordon
(chair) is a Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Visiting Professor in the Department of Law at Birkbeck, University of London. Her work focuses on radical thought and practice and she writes about captivity, enslavement, war and other forms of dispossession and how to eliminate them.