Posted by: r.m. | August 11, 2014

my talk: Context and Action for Gaza and all of Palestine (BDS)

This past Wednesday, I was one of four speakers at a panel organized by the NC Coalition for Peace with Justice.  The topic: Palestine.  We had a full house (approximately 100 attendees).

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(picture by: Shadi Sadi)

I have been deeply touched by the comments I have received by those who have seen the talk, most particularly by Palestinians in Palestine; their comments have strengthened my position on the narrative I have chosen.  There is a critical need for all of us who support justice, who oppose apartheid, who support equality, who oppose racism to speak from a position of strength and not from a defensive, apologetic position.  Rather than responding to the framing of the argument designed by Zionists – and other supports of dehumanization, colonization, and racism – there is greater power in creating our own frame: one centered in justice, in truth, in resilience.

Here is a link to the talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHAmAULY23U&index=2&list=FLwxXvHbY9WnlCGnzbKBKVIA

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