Across the world, repression is worsening but the movement is growing. In the West Bank, Israel prepares to declare its illegal settlements “annexed” and further diminish the sovereignty of the Palestinian nation. In Minneapolis, people are rising up against police murders and anti-Black racism.
Repression in Palestine and US cities like Minneapolis is connected by the tactics and technology Israel develops and exports to American law enforcement. But the resistance crosses borders too. Palestinians in the diaspora stand with Black victims of police violence. A global movement to free Palestine grows and gains legitimacy.
The Minnesota Anti-War Committee presents an online panel on the multinational resistance from Minneapolis to Palestine.
Danya Zituni is a member of the U.S. Palestinian Community Network (USPCN). Previously, she was a staff member in Chicago with the Arab American Action Network (AAAN).
Tessneem Abdallah is a scientist and a passionate advocate for social justice. She holds a Bachelor’s in Physiology and works at her alma mater as a clinical researcher focusing on Parkinson’s disease. As an undergrad, she helped lead Students for Justice in Palestine – UMN. Currently, she serves on the board of the Minnesota chapter of American Muslims for Palestine. She leads their advocacy and educational programs to engage the local Muslim community on Palestine.
Meredith Aby-Keirstead is a founding member of the Minnesota Anti-War Committee. She travelled to Palestine in 2002 and in 2009 was one of the Anti-War 23 who were raided by the FBI in part over alleged connections to white listed Palestinian organizations.
Angel Buchner is a member of TC Coalition Justice for Jamar which has been organizing as a part of the Black Lives Matter movement for 5 years. Before being in TCCJ4J Angel was an organizer with the MN
Welfare Rights Committee and has been a long time supporter of the Anti-War Committee.
This event is organized by the Anti-War Committee with support from AMP MN, CAIR MN, TCCJ4J, Justice for Isak, USPCN, and WAMM.