From: Letwin, Michael
Date: Fri, Oct 23, 2015 at 11:08 AM
Subject: 7pm Tomorrow (Sat.) in Brooklyn: Black & Palestinian Struggle for Liberation: What Does Solidarity Look Like?
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A lawyer wearing his official robes kicks a tear gas canister back toward Israeli soldiers during a demonstration by scores of Palestinian lawyers called for by the Palestinian Bar Association in solidarity with protesters at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem’s Old City, near Ramallah, West Bank, Monday, Oct. 12, 2015.
Black & Palestinian Struggle for Liberation: What Does Solidarity Look Like?
With the current uprising in Palestine, the continued growth of Black resistance to white supremacy and state oppression in this country, and on the heels of the 2015 Black Solidarity with Palestine Statement, the “When I see Them I See Us” video from Black-Palestine Solidarity, and the recent BDS call for an immediate “International Wave of Action in Solidarity with Palestine,” we invite you to join us on Saturday, October 24, 7-10p, at The Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew, 520 Clinton Ave, Brooklyn, NY to explore how to build on our marches, boycotts, and statements.
We know action is necessary. We know we need to escalate. Let’s think together how our actions can match the moment and its challenges.
The evening will open with remarks from Johanna Fernandez (coordinator, Campaign to Bring Mumia Home), Amin Husain (founder, NYC Solidarity with Palestine/Direct Action Front for Palestine), David Letwin (co-founder, Jews for Palestinian Right of Return), and Khury Petersen-Smith (co-organizer, 2015 Black Solidarity with Palestine statement). The space will then be opened up for collective engagement. Refreshments will be served.
Come help forge these important links of solidarity and struggle!
“The past year has been one of high-profile growth for Black-Palestinian solidarity. Out of the terror directed against us—from numerous attacks on Black life to Israel’s brutal war on Gaza and chokehold on the West Bank—strengthened resilience and joint-struggle have emerged between our movements.” — 2015 Black Solidarity with Palestine statement
“We understand your moral outrage, we empathize with your hurt and anger. We understand the impulse to rebel against the infrastructure of a racist capitalist system that systematically pushes you to the margins of humanity. And we stand with you.” — 2014 Palestinian statement of support to the Black community in Ferguson, Missouri