Hen’s Teeth Host A Night For Gaza


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It’s not hard to imagine what life is like for those living in Gaza right now. As we witness live coverage of the unfolding genocide there, the folks at Hen’s Teeth have added their voices to growing calls for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza. This Thursday evening sees them opening their doors to raise funds for those living there while encouraging others to raise their voices too at A Night for Gaza.

They’re hosting a special evening of music, art, Palestinian food, spoken word and visual art to help raise much needed funds for those in need in Palestine. Chef Erica Drum will be on hand behind the pass, dishing up some very tasty and traditional Palestinian food, with spoken word from artists including Myrna Al-Tajuri, Amir Abualrob and Sorcha Fox.

Music on the night comes courtesy of a great line-up including R. Kitt, Lou Bru and Reeta Cherie, while there’ll also be a special screening of Ouddy Odyssey a film by Kev Freeney featuring MovingOStill.

As part of A Night for Gaza the organisers have also put together a great selection of artwork, which will be raffled off on the evening under the stewardship of Odhrán Beechinor.

Tickets cost €25 each and are available from eventbrite. All proceeds on the night are in aid of Gaza Women’s Yoga and Circus Hub. The Hub, which was established by Aisha association for women and children in Gaza, along with Irish yoga and circus trainers and the Italian NGO CISS, is a space where women and girls can build relationships, trust and a sense of a supportive community, without barriers of age, ability, class and ethnicity.

The women there are currently enduring horrific conditions. Organiser Kate McQuillan says that most of the women who work with the project have now been displaced. “Those that haven’t are either in very unsafe areas in the north with no where to go or in the south and now housing up to 30-40 people in their homes. With no source of income, there is no way to feed their families, to buy fuel for generators or buy credit to charge their phones to keep whatever minimal contact with the outside world. Their houses destroyed in many cases, all the possessions lost, with no end in sight.”

She continues, “At least three of the women are pregnant, most have small children. In the wake of an emergency of this scale, cash assistance at this time is the most dignified way to provide support to those in need, so they can choose for themselves what is most important for their and their families survival, be it fuel, shelter, food or water.”

Those who can’t attend the event are encouraged to make donations of whatever they can spare via idonate. No amount is too big or too small, and every €5 donated will equal one raffle entry. Winners will be announced on the night.

Please support if you can.

Night for Gaza 7pm – late, Thursday Feb 15th, Hens Teeth, Blackpitts, Dublin 8.

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