• Time for a Change: Festival of Social Literature and Art in Jerusalem

    06 April 2011

    For the second year, SHATIL joined other organizations for social change in sponsoring an alternative to the Jerusalem Book Fair, one that encourages a critical view of society through art, literature and music.

    The two-day festival held June 5 and 6 in Jerusalem’s Nachlaot neighborhood featured more than 60 stalls of small and independent presses and social change organizations, creative and ecological activities for children, lectures, concerts, ethnic story-telling, literary encounters, street theater, a fair trade café featuring food by Women Cook Up a Business, music and the sale and exchange of second hand books.

    Alternative Book Fair

    The event was co-sponsored by the Jerusalem Municipality, the Jerusalem Foundation and local social organizations such as Bikurim, which promotes critical children’s literature, Barbur, a social art gallery, and Bimat Kedem, which promotes Mizrachi literature. It introduced hundreds of people to initiatives such as these and provided a welcome opportunity for networking and collaborations.