t-jassad conversations at diwan makan: what's gender got to do with it?

August 30, 2014


Projected gender roles (man/ woman – feminine/ masculine) in our societies have directly affected the construction of our identities,
interactions and relationships. We either choose to conform to these projected roles or remain on the periphery of mainstream life should we choose not to.
Does our conformity lead us as individuals and movements to collude with societal dictates?
What are the possible strategies we can adopt to create social change on this level?
In T-Jassad’s third conversation we will explore the complexities of gender and sexual identities.Haneen Maikey will walk us through a gendered analysis of the perceptions of these
identities in our societies. Together we will be looking at gender and sexual diversity and how it manifests into identity, behavior and performance.
How does gender, as a social construct, color and impact our understanding of our sexualities and bodies.
Haneen Maikey is a Palestinian queer community organizer based in Jerusalem, co-founder and
the director of Al-Qaws for Sexual and Gender Diversity in Palestinian Society.

T-Jassad is a collaborative art project initiated by ArtTerritories at Makan and social activist and community facilitator Sally Shalabi. Working with a core group of Abdel Rahman Abu
Shmeis, Aysha El Shamayleh, Mohammad Al Nasser, Rawan Zeine, Razan Mbaideen and Yamen Omer, T-Jassad instigates a series of conversations and interventions around gender politics in the public space.

Come join the conversation and be part of T-Jassad.

* This project is supported by Arts Collaboratory *

In T-Jassad’s third conversation we will explore the complexities of gender and sexual  identities.
Haneen Maikey will walk us through a gendered analysis of the perceptions of these identities in our societies.