15 January – 9 February, United States: No Child Behind Bars – Living Resistance

Friends of Sabeel North America is organizing the following US cross-country tour, with partners.
To learn more about the tour, visit the website: http://nochildbehindbars.squarespace.com/ and the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1849113688707233/

The national tour includes 18 cities over 3 weeks, from January 15 to February 9, 2017. The list of cities can be found below.

Combining grassroots community engagement with municipal boycotts, community actions, testimony, and education campaigns, the tour–No Child Behind Bars: Living Resistance From the US to Palestine–explores state violence, particularly the criminalization and detention of youth in Palestine and the US. The tour focuses on the interests and powers that reinforce these systems, with the goal of destabilizing them and breaking them down. From examining the struggle of Black youth in the US to Palestinian youth in the US and Palestine, we will better be able to understand how to work across communities to confront systematic oppression.

The tour will feature three speakers:
Ahed Tamimi is 16 years old, charismatic, and articulate. She will be speaking from her home in Nabi Saleh, Occupied West Bank.

Amanda Weatherspoon is a Unitarian Universalist minister and Black liberation activist in the Bay Area. Her ministry is centered on collective liberation with an intersectional approach.

Nadya Tannous is a writer and organizer in the Bay Area. She has researched the detention of Palestinian minors since 2013.

Coming to a city near you?
Local FB event pages will be added on a rolling basis.

-Santa Cruz Jan 15th : https://www.facebook.com/events/242444112851686/

-Oakland Jan 17th :

-Sacramento Jan 18th :

-San Diego Jan 20th

-Los Angeles Jan 21st-Jan 22nd
LA 21st: https://www.facebook.com/events/1849113688707233/

-Riverside Jan 23rd :

-Portland Jan 23rd :

-Seattle Jan 24th :

-Detroit Jan 25th :

-Ft. Wayne Jan 26th :
Doors open at 6pm, Event begins at 6:30pm
Unitarian universalist Congregation of Ft. Wayne Meeting House (5310 Old Mill Rd.)

-Chicago Jan 27th-28th :
27th: https://www.facebook.com/events/1215318801886072/
28th at 2PM: https://www.facebook.com/events/1732819447032181/
28th at 5:30 PM: Trinity Episcopal Church, 125 E 26th St

-Minneapolis Jan 29th :

-Madison Jan 30th-31st :
30th: https://www.facebook.com/events/251606831928766/

-New Haven Feb 1st :

-New York Feb 3rd-Feb 4th :

-Philadelphia Feb 5th :
10am-12pm First UU of Philadelphia
2pm-4pm Church of the Advocate

-Baltimore Feb 6th :

-Washington DC Feb 7th :

-Miami Feb 9th :

You can directly support the tour by coming out, spreading the word and contributing to our crowdfunding page at: https://www.generosity.com/education-fundraising/no-child-behind-bars-living-resistance-tour

We are at a precipice in our struggle for collective liberation. The opportunity to engage with prophetic voices of our time, powered by distinctive and united visions, on tour and in our communities, while sharing a platform to mobilize for systemic change and interface with communities across the US, is something that we need now more than ever.

Let us be exceptionally bold together and grow in the light of Living Resistance and the possibility, inevitability, of liberation.

We hope to see YOU there!

This tour is backed by a diverse and strong coalition of National and Local Sponsors. National Sponsors include:

Friends of Sabeel North America, Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA), American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), Defence for Children International (DCI), Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM), US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism (BLUU), Tree of Life, Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East (UUJME), Addameer, Interfaith Peace-Builders (IFPB), and Dream Defenders

Questions about the tour? Please message us!
Visit the Tour Website at: http://nochildbehindbars.squarespace.com/