The Freedom Bus - Community Theatre

by The Freedom Theatre

Summary

This project works in solidarity with Palestinian communities impacted by decades of occupation and oppression. The Freedom Bus uses interactive cultural events, including community theatre, for advocacy, trauma response and community building. The project transcends any human-made borders by bringing people from all over the world to occupied Palestine, who come together to learn, share and build alliances.
$21,053
total raised
164
donors
0
monthly donors
4
years active

Challenge

Palestinian communities are largely isolated from each other and from the rest of the world, which contributes to feelings of marginalization and hopelessness. Occupation, isolation and military violence have resulted in high levels of individual and collective trauma, affecting children and youth particularly harshly.

Solution

Theatre, art and other cultural expressions are vital in supporting the psychosocial development of children, youth and the population as a whole. The Freedom Bus travels to communities and uses culture to respond to the fundamental human need to share one's story and have it acknowledged and honoured. Additionally, this project connects Palestinian communities with each other and with people from all over the world, who come to show solidarity, bear witness and build alliances.

Long-Term Impact

The project will reach over 3,000 children, youth and adults - fostering community health through the sharing of stories and building solidarity. This project and its various activities will contribute to the promotion of human rights while fighting against discrimination and oppression.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.thefreedomtheatre.org
The Freedom Bus website
The Freedom Bus Twitter account
The Freedom Bus Facebook page
The Freedom Theatre website

Organization Information

The Freedom Theatre

Location: Jenin, Palestine - Palestine
Website: http:/​/​thefreedomtheatre.org
The Freedom Theatre
Project Leader:
Jonatan Stanczak
Jenin, Occupied Palestine Palestine

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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