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AUK Library Organizes Events in Support of Palestine

29th Nov 2023 | by the Department of PR & Marketing

AUK Library recently hosted a series of events dedicated to supporting Palestine, with the goal of raising funds for the Kuwait Red Crescent Society's efforts in aiding the people of Gaza. The day-long initiative featured a collaborative bookfair with Aafaq Bookstore and an engaging embroidery workshop by Kashtaban, an organization committed to preserving Palestinian heritage. 

The embroidery workshop, conducted by Ms. Amneh Salameh, focused on the traditional craft of Palestinian embroidery. Ms. Salameh, who acquired her embroidery skills from both her grandmother and school in Palestine, shared her expertise with AUK workshop participants. Workshop attendees had the opportunity to learn various embroidery stitches and techniques, creating embroidered items such as keychains, pouches, tote bags, and more.  

The bookfair highlighted literature that delves into the rich history and culture of Palestine. A selection of works by renowned Palestinian authors was displayed, including Ghassan Kanafani, Mahmoud Darwish, and Edward Said. This allowed attendees to deepen their understanding of Palestine's history.  

The AUK Library is committed to fostering cultural awareness and contributing to humanitarian efforts for Palestine. Through these events, the library aims to not only raise funds but also encourage dialogue and understanding surrounding the rich tapestry of Palestinian culture.
General photos from the event

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