The Abrahamic Initiative on the Middle East (AIME) will present a forum that explores the connections among Jewish, Palestinian, African-American, Latino, and Native American liberation struggles. While distinct, these struggles share many similar dynamics.
The forum coincides with the onslaught of alarming events in Israel-Palestine: unprecedented destruction in Gaza with thousands of shocking civilian deaths and injuries, and hundreds of thousands displaced, and Israel’s announcement of a massive expropriation of Palestinian land in the West Bank and more illegal settlements in Arab East Jerusalem. Israel’s third and most brutal attack on Gaza since 2009 has prompted new waves of solidarity among peace activists with the Palestinian people. What can we learn from each other about our experiences with oppression from dominant power, dispossession, propaganda, incarceration, and dehumanization?
AIME and 14 co-sponsoring organizations present four nationally-known and respected speakers: Rabbi Brant Rosen (Jewish Voice for Peace Rabbinical Council), Yousef Munayyer (Palestine Center of the Jerusalem Fund), Ajamu Dillahunt (Black Workers for Justice), and Gabrial Camacho (National Latino Organizer for the American Friends Service Committee).
WHEN: Sunday, October 26, 2:30 – 5:30 pm
WHERE: Fed Ex Global Education Center on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus (301 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill 27516). Free parking on site.
No admission charge. Donations gratefully accepted.