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The Right to Narrate
August 19 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
In this moment of global fascism and a racial justice uprising in the US, the majority of Congress is working to increase US-funding of Israeli state violence (S. 3176) and ignoring the McCarthyist tactics to which advocates for Palestinian rights and freedom have long been subjected. Organizers demanding an end to funding injustice must faces the blacklist site Canary Mission, and state legislation criminalizing BDS. All of this makes it painfully clear that Palestinian voices are still considered a threat to an oppressive status quo.
As Rep. Joaquin Castro said shortly before announcing his bid for leadership on the House Foreign Affairs Committee: “too often Palestinian voices have been excluded.” But we refuse to be silenced any longer. It’s time for policymakers and our progressive movement to take notice and heed longtime Palestinian demands for accountability and a vision of justice for all that uproots systems of oppression, from the US to Palestine.
Join us on Wednesday August 19th from 8:30am – 9:45am PT / 11:30pm ET – 12:45pm ET / 6:30pm – 7:45pm Palestine time for a policy roundtable by Palestinian grassroots organizers and advocates about what it means for Palestinians to claim our right to narrate, to tell our stories, and to speak back with clear demands for an end to US complicity in Palestinian oppression.
We are excited to be joined by the following speakers:
–Yara Hawari, Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network
–Tala Alfoqaha, Youth organizer at University of MN
–Nas Abd Elal, alQaws
–Amira Mattar, Palestine Legal
–Facilitator: Omar Zahzah, Eyewitness Palestine & Palestinian Youth Movement