For more than six weeks the world has watched in horror at the events in Israel and Gaza. First the abhorrent attack on Israeli civilians on October 7th, those taken hostage, and the conflict that has engulfed Gaza since then, killing more than 13,000 people.
Stellar Quines have been appalled at the violence and dehumanisation inflicted on the people of Gaza by the western backed Israeli government. We stand with the people of Palestine. We are calling for an immediate and lasting ceasefire, an end to the attacks in Gaza and the West Bank and stand in solidarity with others in the arts sector calling for this action.
As intersectional feminists we believe in justice for all and freedom from white supremacy, colonialism, patriarchy, capitalism, transphobia, queerphobia, ableism and other oppressions. We know that the justice we are working towards will only be possible with the liberation and self-determination of the Palestinian people.
We have witnessed a culture of censorship around these issues within the arts and culture sector, which is in stark contrast to other conversations on oppressed people and global conflicts. We think it is important for arts organisations to ensure that the voices and culture of the Palestinian people are heard and celebrated.
We support Arts Workers for Palestine’s Open Letter and with our colleagues Disaster Plan will be participating in Ashtar Theatre’s call to join a collective reading of The Gaza Monologues.
23 November 2023