A Mechanism of Silencing

A Roundtable with Shiraz Grinbaum, Ilana Hammerman, and Masha Zusman. Moderated by: Ilit Azoulay. Wednesday, March 20 at 8 pm

The mechanism of silencing begins with the muting of personal voices and stories, and reaches even the platforms through which they may become heard. This roundtable will include three speakers, creators, and activists who will share their experiences of being silenced. They will also discuss the phenomenon of second generation PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) victims of the Yom Kippur war.

About the Speakers:

Shiraz Grinbaum is a photographer and a book editor, and a member and curator of the Activestills Collective. In 2016, she co-edited the book Activestills: Photography as Protest in Palestine/Israel (University of Chicago Press, 2016) with Dr. Vered Maimon. She explores the influences of PTSD caused by the war on intergenerational relationships and the domestic sphere, through photography.

Ilana Hammerman holds a PhD in linguistics and literary theory from Bielefeld University, Germany. Hammerman has taught literature, translation, and editing at several academic institutions, including Bielefeld University, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Free University of Berlin, and Tel Aviv University. She published documentary books, literary studies, and memoirs, as well as numerous essays and articles on literature and political issues. As a political activist, Hammerman founded the Women’s Civil Disobedience Group.

Masha Zusman is an artist and co-founder of Barbur Gallery in Jerusalem. The gallery has been operating since 2005, with a program aimed at connecting art to society, community, and the social environment.

*The roundtable will be held in Hebrew. Number of seats are limited, tickets required.

Photo: Eyal Agivayev

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