- Watch StandDownLive featuring Sandra Tamari, Executive Director of Adalah Justice Project. View Here
Show up in solidarity: Check out the dates and times for rallies around the world, compiled by Palestinian Youth Movemennt
Learn: Watch 3 Ways the Media Enables Racist Violence, look up how your tax dollars could be used in your community instead of on weapons to Israel, explore a trove of new resources at DecolonizePalestine.com, and educate yourself on Gaza at GazainContext.com
Sign on: Tell Congress: End U.S. complicity in Israel’s abuses of Palestinians (THIS IS THE MAIN PETITION WE WILL BE CIRCULATING on social media over the next few days)
Boycott & divest: End your complicity in Israel's oppression by refusing to buy from corporations complicit in Israel's settler colonialism. And widen your impact by joining local campaigns to cut university, cultural, and policing ties to Israeli apartheid.
Amplify Palestinian voices: follow #SaveSheikhJarrah and #GazaUnderAttack on social media and share updates from Mohammed El-Kurd (Instagram + Twitter), Muna El-Kurd (Instagram), Dr. Yara Hawari (Twitter), Noura Erakat (Twitter + Instagram), Mariam Barghouti (Twitter + Instagram), Omar Ghraieb (Twitter), and Jehad Abusalim (Twitter)
- Support H.R. 2590: Defending the Human Rights of Palestinian Children and Families Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act
1. Find out if your representative has co-signed the text. You can find a list of representatives that have already cosponsored the bill here. If YES: Thank him/her. If NO: Forward the text to them (find their email online through the Find Your Representative tool) Or call their office, inform them that you would like to request that they cosign and why (explain).
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Book Club Dates: May 23, June 6, June 13, June 27, July 11 and July 25
Sundays: 2p, 3m, 4c, 5e, (for 2 hours)
The purpose of this group is to explore with others, via discussion of various books and other media, in a safe and open social space, the ways in which colonization, racism, gender bias and other biases show up in our lives and in our activism. Growing our awareness of how our words and actions affect and are related to the society we live in, and how our personal behaviors contribute to the culture of Veterans For Peace, allows us to be more accountable to ourselves and others, increases our individual agency. Learn more about yourself and others by coming together for meaningful discussions geared toward personal and organizational growth, in a mutually supportive atmosphere reflective of the VFP mission of “building a culture of peace.”