Speed SistersThursday, March 23, 2017 | 5:00-7:00 pm | Wasserstein 1023, HLS campus
The third event in ILSP: LSC’s film series on Women, Rights, and Activism in the Muslim World is a screening of “Speed Sisters,” on Thursday, March 23, at 5:00 pm, Wasserstein 1023 (Harvard Law School campus). The Speed Sisters are the first all-woman race car driving team in the Middle East. Grabbing headlines and turning heads at improvised tracks across the West Bank, these five women have sped their way into the heart of the gritty, male-dominated Palestinian street car-racing scene. Independent, determined and always on the move, they have deftly charted their own course through the pressures of social expectations, family dynamics, community politics and an ongoing Israeli military occupation.
Following the screening, our panelists Zena Agha, Rana Wahbe, and Nour Soubani, Harvard Palestinine graduate students, will take a closer look at the complexities and vulnerabilities of Palestinian women’s lives under the Israeli occupation, offering personal perspectives and first-hand accounts.
Moderated by Professor Kristen Stilt, Faculty Director, ILSP: LSC.
Please RSVP here. Dinner will be served.