Episode 10 - Lorice’s Story: Wanting to Go, Needing to Stay
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Lorice shares about Beit Yusuf, an organization that helps children with rare skin diseases due to close intermarriage in villages. The woman who leads Beit Yusuf is an international who has been living here for many years; however, she was recently refused re-entry. As a result, all activities in Beit Yusuf have ceased, and it is unclear if they will continue. Lorice would like to find a way to continue this work, which is not only meaningful for her but for the mothers, children, and families affected by this condition. If you would like to make a donation to help Lorice continue in this work, please contact us for further information.
Check out these helpful resources for more information on the issues raised in this episode.
Lorice mentions raising young children during the intifada. The Arabic word “intifada” means “shaking off,” and in our context, it refers to the Palestinian uprisings against oppression and the Israeli occupation.
- Wikipedia provides information on the First Intifada, which was a largely non-violent Palestinian uprising against Israel’s occupation of Gaza and the West Bank from 1987 to 1993. To learn more about the human element of the First Intifada and women’s active and important roles in this struggle, see Just Vision’s film Naila and the Uprising.
- Wikipedia provides information on the Second Intifada, which lasted from late 2000 until early 2005.
The music featured in the intro and outro of the podcast comes from a live jam session of Palestinian musicians at Hosh Al Yasmine organic farm and restaurant located in Area C in Beit Jala.
The music tracks behind the interview and narration come from the following sources:
- "Choice," and "Determination," by Borrtex on the album Ability, which is available for noncommercial use under the Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 International License through the Free Music Archive.
- Oud, tracks 02, 03, and 09. Thank you to the New Vision Media Center for generously providing us access to these resources.
*Some names have been changed for anonymity.
Disclaimer: The WOMEN BEHIND THE WALL Team does not necessarily agree with or endorse all the opinions and perspectives linked to in the resources above.