At the invitation of Palestine solidarity groups, churches, mosques, synagogues, community centers or student organizations — Students for Justice in Palestine, Muslim Students Association, Palestine Solidarity Committee, Open Hillel, Progressive Jewish Alliance, etc. — Common Ground’s Executive Director ********** and Palestinian and Israeli activists discuss the conditions of Palestinian life under Israeli siege in Gaza, occupation in the West Bank and discrimination against non-Jews in ’48 Israel, the 2005 Palestinian civil society call for BDS, the unanimous Palestinian rejection of Israel’s “new” demand (since 2014) to be recognized as a “Jewish state,” the Palestinian Right to Education Campaign, building one secular democratic state or federation in Palestine/Israel with equal rights for all, Palestinian-Israeli nonviolent “co-resistance” to Israeli colonization, occupation, apartheid and oppression, and all concerns regarding justice, trauma, resilience, recovery, equal rights and lasting peace and security for all in Palestine/Israel.
Events include in-person and/or Skype presentations by Exec. Dir. ********** and Palestinian and Israeli activists, artists, journalists or scholars, poets, musicians, American imams, rabbis or pastors, documentary films, concerts, photography or art exhibits, etc., with Q & A.