“Resisting Violence” exhibit lecture and opening reception
By Musselman Library
On Wednesday, October 5 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Room 018 of the library, Musselman Library will host Aisha Mershani who will talk about her photo exhibit, “Resisting Violence: The Palestinian Popular Struggle Against the Israeli Occupation” that is currently on display in the library’s main stairwell. A reception will follow the lecture.
Mershani, an adjunct assistant professor in the Interdisciplinary Studies Department, has focused her artistic work on educating American communities about the truths of the Israeli occupation of Palestine through photographs. Images are more difficult to dispute, as they speak to a moment in time. Mershani’s intent is to reframe the typical Israel/Palestine narratives; her photographs reveal the political realities on the ground, which are largely ignored in the mainstream media.
From 2003-2013, Mershani focused her lens on the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT). Mershani believes in Palestinian struggle for human rights and has personally participated in numerous Palestinian-led nonviolent resistance demonstrations against the Apartheid Wall. Through the decade, Mershani has photographed military checkpoints, nonviolent demonstrations, house demolitions, destroyed Palestinian villages and the daily lives of Palestinians living under occupation.
We hope you will join us for the lecture and opening reception.