20 June, Online Event: Our Fight for Liberation: A Conversation With the Families of Oscar Grant & Eyad Hallaq

Saturday, 20 June
11 am Pacific – 2 pm Eastern – 8 pm central Europe – 9 pm Palestine
Register online: bit.ly/fight4liberation
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/289435545538080/

Organized by the Palestinian Youth Movement. Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network is a co-sponsor of this event and we encourage all to join to listen to and support this important conversation.

In this moment, we are witnessing global uprisings and calls for change and justice ignited by the recent murder of George Floyd, and countless other Black people, at the hands of United States police forces. The murder of Floyd is consistent with the longevity of systemic anti-Black state violence in the U.S.

Palestinians are all too familiar with the loss of loved ones at the hands of an enduring system of oppression and colonial violence in our homeland. Just five days following the police killing of Floyd, 32-year-old Eyad Hallaq was murdered, extra-judicial style, by Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem. As Palestinian youth in North America, we recognize the links between the local movement for Black lives and the Palestinian struggle for liberation.

As part of our collective commitment to both struggles, we welcome you to join us for a conversation with two families who have lost loved ones to racist police/colonial violence and a greater system of oppression in their home countries. We will be joined by Diana Hallaq, the sister of Eyad Hallaq, and Uncle Bobby X, the uncle of Oscar Grant, as they share their stories and as we come together to uplift their calls for justice and liberation.

Co-Sponsored by: Adalah Justice ProjectAl-Awda, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition, Anakbayan, American Friends Service Committee– Oakland, American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), Arab AmericaArab American Civic CouncilArab American Cultural Center at UICArabs4BlackPowerAROC: Arab Resource & Organizing Centerجمعية أهالي بيت حنينا Beit Hanina Community AssociationEyewitness PalestineFree Thinking Society AlNadwaFriends of Sabeel North America FOSNAHandala CoalitionJewish Voice for PeaceJewish Voice for Peace Bay AreaKaramaLabor for PalestineLove Not Blood CampaignMalaya Movement TexasMajdal Center – مركز مجدلMiddle East Children’s Alliance – MECAMidwest SJPNational SJPNew Generation for PalestineNorCal Friends of SabeelPalestinian American Cultural Center- PACC HoustonPalestinian American Community Center NJ. USAPalestine Action NetworkPalestinian American Women’s AssociationSamidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity NetworkUnión del BarrioUS Palestinian Community NetworkUSPCN-DetroitThe Toronto Palestine Film FestivalWithin our Lifetime • United for Palestine, Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism (QUIT), New Generation for Palestine