On September 14th the Women’s Boat to Gaza Flotilla will depart from Barcelona to challenge the illegal and inhuman blockade imposed by Israel on the Gaza Strip for the last decade.
From September 12th to 14th the sailing vessels Amal (Hope) and Zaytouna (Olive) will dock at Bosch i Alsina in the Port of Barcelona, where various events (concerts, public talks, workshops, shows and visits to the boats) will take place as farewell for the Freedom Flotilla. Women’s Boat to Gaza will carry the voices of women from all over the world in solidarity with Palestinian women, who are an example to us all in their resistance and struggle against the Israeli occupation and blockade.
Program of activities for the departure of the Freedom Flotilla
5:30 PM: Presentation of the Women’s Boat to Gaza boats
6:00 PM: Circus and clown Gala with Pablo Superstar, Silosenomecuelgo y Kanbahiota (Pallasos en Rebeldía)
6:30 to 10:00 PM: Music for Palestine. Concerts by Itacaband, Aspencat in acustic, Che Sudaka, El Diluvi and Ketubara Batucada.
5:30 PM: Laughs for Palestine. Show for children with Alejandro Tirillas (Pallasos en Rebeldía)
6:15 PM: Workshops: ‘Let’s draw the Mediterranean we dream’, family workshop; and ‘Prepare a backpack in 5 minutes’, youth workshop (Stop Mare Mortum)
6:15 PM: Non violence training (Novact)
7:00 PM: ‘The occupation of Palestine. The Gaza blockade’, round table with members of the Palestinian community, activists and journalists.
8:30 PM: Unmasking the military relations Spain-Israel (Centre Delàs)
9:30 PM: Had enough of complicity with Israel? What you can do about it (Coalició Prou Complicitat amb Israel)
6:30 PM: Street parade with SomSò Batucada. Starts at the Columbus monument (Associació Dones i Repercussió)
7:00 PM: Official departure ceremony for the Women’s Boats to Gaza with speeches and musical performances of Marinah (Ojos de Brujo), Amparo Sánchez and Les Kol·lontai (Montse Castellà, Sílvia Comes, Meritxell Gené i Ivette Nadal) as well as ‘live painting’ with the illustrator Iris Serrano
Boat visits: Tuesday from 10 AM to 2 PM and from 4 PM to 8 PM and Wednesday from 10 AM to 2 PM
Free activities in open air. Activities will take place at the Bosch i Alsina dock of the Barcelona port (Metro: Barceloneta)
Organizers: Women’s Boat to Gaza, Rumbo a Gaza, Freedom Flotilla Coalition.
Collaborators: Barcelona municipality, Fundación Esperanzah!, Prou Complicitat amb Israel, BDS, Pallasos en Rebeldía.