Apr 20, 2022
Palestine and the Heartache of an Advocate
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The Filmmaker and the Advocate are traveling again!

While traveling to Palestine on a research trip at the invitation of the Norwegian Refugee Council, The Advocate was confronted with her family history and what her parents call "The Palestinian Heartache." Her trip through the villages of Area C of the Occupied Palestinian Territories left her focused on the hope of a future where the Palestinian people have a voice. The Advocate also talks about learning to persevere in her work while while carrying sadness, and fighting with human rights.

All that, plus a week-long stopover in Pittsburgh to launch Fair Housing Month. Formerly a hub for the steel industry and home to jazz legends, the city's population has dropped by more than half in recent years, and the number keeps on dwindling.  The city has yet to fall victim to some of the more virulent forms of financialization - and the Advocate is hoping to keep it that way.

And where has the Filmmaker been lately? Listen to the end to find out!

*See Leilani's photos from her trip to Palestine here.

*Please note this episode was recorded in early April, before the religious holidays and prior to the recent violence that has emerged.

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