“On the Fence” – Touring the neighborhood of Musrara
|Come and hear stories of social justice in the colorful neighborhood of Musrara with its history of stormy struggles.|
The spacious and comfortable houses of Musrara were built by Arab effendis in the mid-19th century, but when the city was divided, it became an impoverished, borderline neighborhood. Its residents, new immigrants from
As we stroll among the neighborhood’s houses, we will see grand homes alongside simple housing units. We will hear about the transformation from an impoverished neighborhood to a residential area with a vibrant community life, full of art and spirituality, with a captivating combination of old and new.
The sites of the tour include the
The tour may be combined with a meeting with a neighborhood resident.