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Just Released: Black-Palestinian Solidarity Video

October 14, 2015


The Arab Studies Institute Quilting Point Productions is proud to co-sponsor the Black Palestinian Solidarity Video.

The video features Ms. Lauryn Hill, Danny Glover, DAM, Omar Barghouti, Alice Walker, Angela Davis, Yousef Erakat, Annemarie Jacir, Boots Riley, Dr. Cornel West, and many others. It is a joint project of the Dream Defenders, Black Youth Project, the DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival, the Institute for Middle East Understanding, Jewish Voice for Peace, and the Arab Studies Institute-Quilting Point Productions.

We ask that you share this video with your networks in the following ways:

1) Share our Facebook video link directly
2) Share our video link on Twitter with the recommended hash tag:


#BlackPalestinianSolidarity [See sample tweets below]


3) Send an email to your listserv and ask your supporters to share the video on Facebook/Twitter
4) Re-publish the video along with the video blurb (below) in your newsletter or online publication

Please find some sample tweets below:

WATCH: Black and Palestinian voices come together, “We say no to all forms oppression.” #BlackPalestinianSolidarity

Over 60 leading Black and Palestinian activists and artists affirm mutual solidarity. BlackPalestinianSolidarity

VIDEO: “From Rafah to Chicago Lives are being stolen. Remember them.” #BlackPalestinianSolidarity

VIDEO: We are not statistics. We are not collateral damage. We have names and faces. #BlackPalestinianSolidarity

Lauryn Hill, Danny Glover, Rasmea Odeh, @FouseyTube, Angela Davis & 60 others express #BlackPalestinianSolidarity

Thank you so much for your support.



Video Blurb:

Black-Palestinian solidarity is neither a guarantee nor a requirement - it is a choice. We choose to build with one another in a shoulder to shoulder struggle against state-sanctioned violence. A violence that is manifest in the speed of bullets and batons and tear gas that pierce our bodies. One that is latent in the edifice of law and concrete that work together to, physically and figuratively, cage us. We choose to join one another in resistance not because our struggles are the same but because we each struggle against the formidable forces of structural racism and the carceral and lethal technologies deployed to maintain them. This video intends to interrupt that process – to assert our humanity – and to stand together in an affirmation of life and a commitment to resistance. From Ferguson to Gaza, from Baltimore to Jerusalem, from Charleston to Bethlehem, we will be free.