Recently, QPIN was pleased to host this webinar featuring AFSC’s Dalit Balm, QPIN’s Steve Tamari, and Quaker Educator / QPIN member Lauren Brownlee.
Watch the recording of the QPIN BDS Webinar
Fresh off the presses! We are pleased to announce the publication of Engaging Critics of BDS: A Resource for Activists! QPIN has written this guide as a tool for BDS activists to help counter some often encountered arguments from critics of BDS.
This document was inspired by discussions held at a Quaker consultation in April, 2016 organized by QPIN and hosted by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC).
Get Engaging Critics of BDS here: Engaging Critics of BDS print version
AFSC’s Mike Merryman-Lotze gives a rundown on the proposed legislation that would try and prevent you from supporting boycotts of Israel
Take action today! Contact your Senators and Representatives and tell them No, to the Israel Anti-Boycott Act!
On Tuesday, July 19th, Join Gaza Unlocked for a day of social media activism
Gaza Unlocked presents the experiences of Palestinians living in Gaza, and allows their voices to be heard beyond the oppressive and ongoing blockade Gaza residents live their lives under.
Enjoying being out in the warm, summer weather at your local Farmer’s Market? Gaza was once a bountiful grower and exporter of strawberries, but under the Israeli blockade exports have shrunk to less than 80%. Bring Gaza to your Farmer’s Market! Join Gaza Unlocked’s summer engagement effort to raise awareness about the Gaza blockade. Help conduct audience research surveys to assess what people know about the situation in Gaza and share information from Gaza Unlocked Campaign. Download flyers, and other materials to help raise awareness at your local Farmer’s Market here.
Photo: Anne Paq
During the 2014 Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip, 142 Palestinian families lost three or more members. Some of the families were wiped out entirely.
The #ObliteratedFamilies project tells the stories of some of these families, their loved ones who were killed and those left behind.
Photojournalist Anne Paq and journalist Ala Qandil have embarked on a cross-country speaking tour and are visiting the following cities in the next few weeks:
April 22-23: Festival Cinema Invisible, Schenectady, New York
Screening of “Gaza: An Open Wound” Sunday, April 23, from 12 to 1:45 p.m.
View the event on the Festival Cinema Invisible website.
April 25: Seattle, Washington
Room 328, Sullivan Hall, Seattle University School of Law at the corner of 12th and Columbia, Seattle
April 26: Olympia, Washington
Doors open at 6:00 pm, and the event will start at 6:30 pm
Olympia Film Society, 266 5th Ave. SE, Olympia
Sponsored by the Rachel Corrie Foundation
April 27, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Moffitt Building, Room 106 – University of California Berkeley
Public Event sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine – Berkeley
April 30, 7:30 pm
Los Angeles, California
Workmen’s Circle Building, 1525 S. Robertson, Los Angeles
Public Event sponsored by L.A. Jews for Peace and Markaz
$10 suggested donation, $5 for students
“I feel like I learned more in three weeks than I learned in my whole life.“
~ Amal, Palestinian-American Quaker (Go Palestine, Summer 2016)
For the past six years, Ramallah Friend’s School’s Go Palestine program has given a gift to many young adults (ages 14-17). Go Palestine has sent young, Palestinian-Americans to Palestine to rediscover their heritage, with homestays with families in Ramallah in the homeland of Palestinian culture. Go Palestine gives young adults a chance to make lasting friends and connections while being steeped in the language, culture and cuisine of Palestine.
Currently, we are raising funds to sponsor a young Palestinian-American Friend to spend three weeks in Palestine this summer. We only need $1,500 more to meet the $4,000 goal. Can we count on your help to give these young people a chance to rediscover their heritage?
- Please consider making whatever contribution you can. To make a donation, please follow the below steps:
- Go to the Go Palestine website and click on the “Donate Online” link: http://www.summerinpalestine.org/donate.html
- Next click the yellow “Donate” button. You will be redirected to a PayPal website. You have a choice to donate by PayPal OR Credit Card.
- Please be sure to click on the small blue plus sign next to the “Add Special Instructions” button at the top of the page and write “QPIN 2017” so that your donation contributes to this fundraising effort.
- Your donation is tax-deductible and you will receive a tax-deductible receipt.
Read more about the Go Palestine mission and stories from past camps here
On April 6th, Professor of Politics and International Studies, Stephen Zunes will be giving a lecture at Pendle Hill and streaming online:
Quaker witness on Israel/Palestine has taken many forms over many decades of involvement by individual Friends and Quaker organizations, bringing both praise and intense criticism. Throughout this period, there has often been strong disagreement between those who have stressed a need to focus on working towards reconciliation between these two historically-oppressed peoples claiming the same land as theirs, and those who, in recognition of the asymmetry in power between the occupiers and those under occupation, have stressed a need for more explicit advocacy on behalf of the Palestinians. How might Friends here in the United States best address the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, particularly in light of the important role played by the U.S. government? How might we be more sensitive to anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, and anti-Arab racism? Is there a unique role Friends can fill in the quest for peace and justice?”
Follow the link below to register: