FBB’s Sanaa Qureshi speaks at #FootballVWar event marking Christmas Truce

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FBB’s Sanaa Qureshi speaks at #FootballVWar event marking Christmas Truce

FBB’s Sanaa Qureshi was invited to a speak at a packed-out Rich Mix London for Philosophy Football‘s “Greatcoats for Goalposts” event, marking 100 years since the 1914 Christmas truce. Sanaa joined acclaimed American sportswriter Dave Zirin and our good friend the British author David Goldblatt, as well as guests from Germany, to discuss and deconstruct the meaning of the #1914ChristmasTruce and the wider power of football to promote peace. Sanaa spoke at length about Football in Palestine, and you can hear her speak in the video below, or also read the Morning Star article she wrote.

Our hosts put on a fantastic programme of events, including a free arts and poetry workshop for u13s. We were able to bring along 6 of our#FBBSchools participants from Croydon to reward them for their impressive progression this term!

You can watch highlights from the days events, including a fantastic seminar led by Dave Zirin on #WhySportsMatters, in the video below. It was an event that truly showed that #FootballRemembers the casualties of the first World War, but also that we must work hard to retain a strong and critical #FootballVWar perspective that reminds us that the Christmas truce was only temporary, and that a lot more work needs to be done if we want lasting peace at a local and global level.