Sunday, August 06, 2006

World Pride Guide Part 2: Monday, Aug. 7

YOUTH DAY

The youth day will open at 12:00, at the Knesset, with gay teens (ages 15-25) meeting the chairperson of the Knesset committee on child’s welfare: Shelly Yechimovich. We will hear what key figures in Israeli politics think of the subject of LGBT youth in Israel and express what we have to say.

To enter the Knesset, you must pre-register: 02-6250502, ext. 131.

The Knesset meeting will be followed by a youth and teens summit:

Youth, guides and volunteers meet to define the: LGBT Youth and Teens’ Bill of Rights.

Kol Haneshama Community Center, 14:00, 1 Asher St., Jerusalem

Free Admission

COMMUNITY EVENTS

WorldPride Solidarity Rally at the Jerusalem Separation Wall

Holding WorldPride in Jerusalem – the city at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – is a significant opportunity for our diverse community to raise a voice for progressive moral values, inclusion, and pluralism.

The reality that surrounds us is one of conflict, violence, and decades-long occupation. While painful enough, it is becoming even more painful as a result of the separation wall being built up over the last 2 years, which physically divides Jerusalem and leaves many Jerusalemites behind the wall, denying access to most of Jerusalem for Palestinians, including members of our LGBT community.


Our commitment as an organization serving the diverse groups in our community and working towards a more tolerant Jerusalem is to challenge the hostile environment around us and stand behind our principles. At this rally, we want to express our solidarity with our community’s members who will not be able to be part of WorldPride – and won’t be able to take part in ongoing JOH programming in the future. For more information call the JOH: 02 625 0502

FILM FESTIVAL

Yossi and Jagger

Cinema 1, 17:00, NIS 35, 1 Sderot Shezar, 02-5654333

Yossi and Jagger are company commander and platoon commander at an IDF position in Lebanon, and they are a couple. They are very discreet, but then the big secret comes out, heightening tensions surrounding a dangerous military operation.

(Eytan Fox, Israel 2002, 65 minutes, Hebrew, Subtitles in English).

Tied Hands

Cinemateque 1, 19:00, NIS 35, 1 Sderot Shezar, 02-5654333

Tied Hands tells the story of a sensitive and complex relationship between a mother and her ailing son. (Dan Wolman, Israel, 2006, 90 min. Hebrew, Subtitles in English)

Sancahrram (The Journey)

ISRAELI PREMIERE, Cinema 1, 21:30, NIS 35, 1 Sderot Shezar, 02-5654333

A sensual and uniquely lyrical film about two young women falling in love with each other.

(Ligy J Pullappally, India, 2005, 107 min., Subtitles in English.)

Between The Lines: India´s Third Gender, ISRAELI PREMIERE

Cinema 1, 21:30, NIS 35, 1 Sderot Shezar, 02-5654333

An exploration of India’s outcast hijras, biological men who dress as women but reject identification with either gender. (Thomas Wartmann, India, 2005, 97 min. Hindi & English, Subtitles in English)

ART

The Presence of Unawareness (or: What You Know)

Bet Ha’omanim Artists House, 20:30, 12 Shmuel Hanagid St., Jerusalem, 02-6253653

One of Jerusalem´s picturesque buildings hosts video art works by artists, film and art school graduates. Curators: Michal Heiman and Eitan Buganim.

“I Love You”

Barbur Gallery, 6 Shirizali St., Jerusalem, 17:00-20:00, 054-7232866, see details on Sunday.

Exhibit dealing with the themes of transgender spirituality, space and time

Dayla, 4 Shlom Tsion Ha´malka, 02-6234233

Opening night – Monday at 20:00, then, every weekday 16:00midnight.

Exhibit by the three artists: Tobaron Waxman (photographer and videographer), Gil Yifman (painter), and Liron Gur (videographer).

Eli Vardi presenting

Bayit Katan, Baka, 80 Hevron Rd., 02-6714888, 9 a.m. – 1 a.m.

Award-winning Israeli artist presenting homoerotic paintings and drawings.

High and Low Tides

Agripas 12 Gallery, Jerusalem, 16:00-23:00, 02-6233257

A group exhibition presenting paintings, photos, illustrations and sculptures.

LITERATURE

The Fairy, The Queen and The Book Closet 2,

Tmol Shilshom, 19:00, 5 Salomon St., Jerusalem, 02-6232758,

a gathering of writers will discuss gay Hebrew literature (event to be held in Hebrew).

MUSIC

Strange Days

The Machshefot 2/3 + 1/3, Syndrome, 21:00, 18 Hillel St., Jerusalem, NIS 25-35

A tribute concert in memory of Inbal Perlmutter, former vocalist of the women´s rock band Hamachshefot (the Witches).

19:30-21:00

Opening of the WorldPride Human Rights Day: Reception at the Jerusalem City Hall

Speakers:

Julie Dorf- WorldPride co-chair

Louis-Georges Tin- Founder and president of the IDAHO Committee (International Day Against Homophobia)

3 Comments:

At 8/07/2006 7:49 AM, Blogger Robbie said...

I wanna go!


(oh, you know, I can! Soon!)

 
At 8/07/2006 9:27 AM, Anonymous Sharon said...

Will I see you at the youth day events? Also, for the record, the rally at the fence is postponed, I believe.

 
At 8/07/2006 11:29 AM, Blogger John said...

Thanks, Sharon for the update. The rally at the fence has been postponed according to the World Pride website.

Nope, we won't see each other. I am busy working today :(.

 

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