Announcing the first event in over a year!
Mary Neznek to speak about Mental Health in Palestine
When: Sunday, July 25 at 5:00 pm
Where: Friends Meeting House, 171 East 4800 South, Salt Lake City, UT
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Attacks on Gaza have momentarily ended, but Palestinians still live under occupation. Let’s not lose the momentum. Social media can be a lifeline to Palestinians who are cut off from the rest of the world. Consider following one of the groups below (or another one) and support them with likes and comments, including #EndUSAidtoApartheidIsrael.
We Are Not Numbers – Palestinian youth tell the human stories behind the numbers in the news.
The following was originally posted on June 7, 2021.
what kind of resistance
do you want me to do?
or nothing at all,
just dying silently
so as not to bother you?
What kind of resistance
would you do
if your home was stolen,
if your life was merely dough
in the hands of someone else?
Someone who says his god
promised him your land?
I imagine walking
the streets of Sheikh Jarrah
and find Yacoub (the settler)
standing at the door of my house,
ordering me to knock down
my own house, piece by piece,
or pay for him to do it while I watch.
I imagine the journalists
detained for simply doing their job:
documenting our attempts to resist.
And the protest leaders,
seized in their homes.
It’s not so different from here,
as I walk the streets of Gaza,
cloaked in darkness (no electricity).
I hear drones buzzing in my ears.
I see the rubble of a building,
hear the ghostly echo children crying,
their home gone in a burst of dust.
One war over, another will come.
Dear world, don’t I have a right to resist?
Is occupation ever right?
Would you not do the same,
if you were in my shoes?
Read more by Palestinian authors and see beautiful photographs and illustrations by Gaza’s artists at We are Not Numbers.
Bisan Center – Bisan Center for Research and Development (from Ramallah) is an active civil society organization, non-governmental and not-for-profit with democratic and progressive values. Bisan was established in 1989 and was registered officially by the Palestinian Ministry of Interior.
Gaza Mental Health Foundation – Healing the spirit, instilling hope….the Gaza Mental Health Foundation Inc was formed in 2001 to support the critically important work of providing mental health services for the people in the Gaza Strip, especially the children who are the region’s future.
“I am writing this letter looking at my terrified 6-year old son, who keeps putting his hands over his ears trying block the sounds of Israel’s bombardment, my two daughters, aged 13 and 10 and my wife. These faces show the anxiety of not knowing where they can be safe now. My two older sons, 16 and 15, sit stunned and silent and I know they are reliving the memories of the previous three offensives on Gaza Strip and the family members we lost. These are the feelings that every family in the Gaza strip are living through.”Dr. Abu-Jamei, May 13, 2021
Scientists for Palestinians – Scientists for Palestine is an international organisation created by and for scientists to promote science and support the integration of the occupied Palestinian territories in the international scientific community.
Tune into one of their webinars and learn about the realities of life in Palestine and find out what you can do to help.
Adalah Justice Project – Adalah Justice Project is a Palestinian advocacy organization based in the U.S. that aims to shift public discourse and policy on Palestine. We work towards collective liberation. No one is free until all of us are free.
The Electronic Intifada – Alternative news source for Palestine.
It’s time to change liberal discourse about Hamas