Here in the US, how can we connect the Palestinian resistance movements to those closer to home, namely, Black and indigenous struggles against structural oppression?
Do certain strategies for liberation cut across these different constituencies? Where does the Palestinian civil society call for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) fit in as a tactic?
How can we recognize what is distinct about these struggles, while making connections and acting in solidarity?
An evening of discussion and live music ~ co-presented by Adalah-NY and Scientific Soul Sessions
6pm, Saturday, March 16
St. Mary’s Church
521 W. 126th St, NYC
Confirmed speakers: Aaron Dixon, Janene Yazzie, and Riham Barghouti, with Dave Zirin moderating, and an introduction by Joel Kovel of St. Mary’s Church.
Featuring performances by saxophonist L. Mixashawn Rozie, composer Alia Ahmed, hip-hop/jazz drummer Kimberley Thompson and spoken-word artist/rapper Farrah Burns, and the Columbia Palestinian Dabke Brigade.
From the dispossession of Palestinians and First Nation Peoples to the political suppression and mass incarceration of African Americans in the United States, we live in an age of continuing colonization, segregation, and government-sanctioned brutality. Please join us as we learn from each other’s histories of oppression and resistance.
This event is part of the ninth annual Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW), a series of events held concurrently in cities around the world to raise awareness of Israel as an apartheid state and to bolster support for boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) campaigns. For a full listing of IAW events in New York City and globally, please visit apartheidweek.org.
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