CEASEFIRE NOW: Take Action for Palestine

The Highlander Center is joining voices across the globe calling for an end to genocide and apartheid in Gaza and demanding a permanent ceasefire and end to occupation now.

Highlander joined 219 organizations April 30 in signing onto a statement to “stand in solidarity with the students nationwide and globally who are bravely protesting in encampments and otherwise to condemn Israel’s ongoing bombardment of Gaza–actions which human rights organizations, a federal U.S. court, and the International Court of Justice have said “plausibly” constitute genocide.”

We also invite you to read this open letter on the student encampments and other global resistance efforts seeking liberation for Palestine from organizers with Equal Health’s Campaign Against Racism, inspired partially by their time at Highlander’s 90th Homecoming celebration.

Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson facilitated a Teach-In with the Rising Majority, “No to Genocide, No to War, Ceasefire Now!” featuring Dr. Barbara Ransby, the Palestinian Feminist Collective, Jewish Voice for Peace, UE150, Adalah Justice Project, Robin D.G. Kelley, and many more. It was a powerful session holding space for grief in song and poetry; sharing in-depth political education on the history, context, and current violence rooted in Zionism, apartheid, genocide and colonialism against Palestinians; and centering concrete action steps and organizing strategies to free Palestine that are part of a growing mass movement today.

We implore you to watch, share, and take action with organizations in your community and via these campaigns:

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