FAST and IFTAR DINNER ON JUNE 13 IN SOLIDARITY WITH PALESTINIAN HUNGER STRIKERS
JVP-Westchester and WESPAC invite you to fast on June 13 in sympathy with the hunger strike by 1,500 Palestinian political prisoners. They are demanding that the conditions of their detainment meet international standards.
This day-long observance will culminate in White Plains with a talk the evening of June 13 by Professor Rahab Abdulhadi and an iftar dinner, the traditional Muslim meal after sundown that ends the days of fasting during Ramadan. Professor Abdulhadi is a senior scholar of Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas (AMED) Studies at San Francisco State University.
To join in the fast and/or to RSVP for the iftar, go to goo.gl/forms/HZmKDfN8zBllRrMO2 . Details about time and location will be provided to all who RSVP for the meal. The evening events are free and open to all. Questions? Email [email protected] or call 914 449-6514.
Israel has detained nearly half of Palestinian men. In the United States, about one-third of African-American men can expect to be jailed. As we fast in sympathy with the Palestinian hunger strikers, we also stand in solidarity with the movement to end mass incarceration in the United States. This hunger strike was launched on April 17 and has entered its sixth week. At this critical juncture prolonged fasting threatens serious deterioration in detainees’ health. The goal of our sympathy fast is to raise public awareness of the Palestinians’ plight and to galvanize media attention to an issue that has been largely ignored. The hunger strikers’ demands include: 1. an increase in family visits; 2. access to proper medical care and education; and 3. an end to administrative detention and solitary confinement.
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FAST and IFTAR DINNER ON JUNE 13
IN SOLIDARITY WITH PALESTINIAN HUNGER STRIKERS
JVP-Westchester and WESPAC invite you to fast on June 13 in sympathy with the hunger strike by 1,500 Palestinian polit...
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Please continue to write letters of support and make calls to the Mayor of Mahwah and the Town Board (see below) and respectfully ask that they recognize that Split Rock Sweetwater Prayer Camp is on Ramapough territory and rescind all fines.