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 Project, Al-Awda, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition, Anakbayan, American Friends Service Committee– Oakland, American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), Arab America, Arab American Civic Council, Arab American Cultural Center at UIC, Arabs4BlackPower, AROC: Arab Resource & Organizing Center, جمعية أهالي بيت حنينا Beit Hanina Community Association, Eyewitness Palestine, Free Thinking Society AlNadwa, Friends of Sabeel North America FOSNA, Handala Coalition, Jewish Voice for Peace, Jewish Voice for Peace Bay Area, Karama, Labor for Palestine, Love Not Blood Campaign, Malaya Movement Texas, Majdal Center – مركز مجدل, Middle East Children’s Alliance – MECA, Midwest SJP, National SJP, New Generation for Palestine, NorCal Friends of Sabeel, Palestinian American Cultural Center- PACC Houston, Palestinian American Community Center NJ. USA, Palestine Action Network, Palestinian American Women’s Association, Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, Unión del Barrio, US Palestinian Community Network, USPCN-Detroit, The Toronto Palestine Film Festival, Within our Lifetime • United for Palestine, Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism (QUIT), New Generation for Palestine