As many of you know, last week Israeli occupation forces broke into and raided Dar Yusuf Nasri Jacir for Art & Research — the beloved and respected grass-roots independent artist–run initiative founded in Bethlehem in 2014 by Emily Jacir, Annemarie Jacir, and Yusuf Nasri Jacir, and currently co-directed by Emily Jacir and Aline Khoury. Team members and resident artists are safe, but there was extensive damage throughout the historic 19th century building. The offices were ransacked, and equipment was taken including phones, computer, hard drive, cameras, books and more. Dar Jacir lost their Urban Farm as well when it was burnt to the ground during several fires that surrounded the house. You can read more here:
Donations in any amount will help replace equipment, repair the damages, and support the Dar Jacir team. The immediate goal is to cover damages estimated to be c. $25,000.
This campaign is hosted by AMCA (in association with other non-profit organizations) and is being organized on behalf of Emily Jacir, with her blessing, by a small group of friends and colleagues who passionately believe that the world needs this art space.
Please pass this message on to others! Let’s help the Dar Jacir team continue to do this work, which is more urgently needed than ever.
In solidarity, the friends of Dar Jacir (among them Julia Bryan-Wilson, Anneka Lenssen, Asma Kazmi, Ahmad Diab, Nada Shabout, Sarah Rogers, and many others)