Solidarity with Bereaved Arab Communities in Ramat Eshkol

Just before the Jewish holiday of Pesach, Naam: Arab Women in the Center, a local women’s rights organization in Ramat Eshkol, organized a demonstration to address violence against women in the area. The demonstration was spear headed by Samah Salaime and other Arab female activists from Lod who were motivated by recent violent incursions against … More Solidarity with Bereaved Arab Communities in Ramat Eshkol

Supporting Palestinian Culture in Lod

  On the evening of March 15th, the Lod: Mosaic Multicultural Chicago Community Center held a cross stitching workshop teaching women to stitch traditional Palestinian embroidery found on women’s dresses and shirts. The event was an opportunity for Palestinian and Bedouin citizens of Israel to engage with their culture, and for new comers to learn … More Supporting Palestinian Culture in Lod

Dooa Zabarqa: Community Engagement and Women’s Empowerment in Ramat Eshkol

Go ahead and introduce yourself and tell us about where you live I’m Dooa and I’m 23 years old. I am a social work student and I’m finishing my studies  at Ashkelon College. I was born to a Bedouin family in Lod in a small neighborhood within Ramat Eshkol called Ben Yehuda. I was born … More Dooa Zabarqa: Community Engagement and Women’s Empowerment in Ramat Eshkol