As people of African descent, our struggle against the racism, economic exploitation, and militarism of the United States, what Rev. Dr. King dubbed the “giant triplets,” ties us to the Palestinian people, as they face these giants as well, under Israeli occupation. And today those most harmed by the triple evils are disproportionately impacted by the giant of the COVID-19 public health crisis. It is more apparent than ever that Palestinians and Black Americans are tied in "a single garment of destiny," what affects one directly affects the other indirectly.
The panel of dynamic thought leaders and activists will reflect on how the triple evils tie together Black and Palestinian stories, our past and present struggles for justice, and the role of the Church and liberation theologies in the march toward freedom. Our panelists include:
Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson is an Affrilachian (Black Appalachian), working class woman. She is the Co-Executive Director of the Highlander Research & Education Center in New Market, TN.
Erica N. Williams is an ordained minister, activist and organizer for the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.
Khury Petersen-Smith is the Michael Ratner Middle East Fellow at Institute for Policy Studies.
Nyle Fort is a minister, activist, and Ph.D. candidate in religion and African American studies at Princeton University.
Sarah Nahar is a border-walking scholar-activist working on a PhD in Religion and Environmental Studies in Syracuse, NY (traditional Haudenosaunee land).
Please join us Thursday May 21 at 3pm PT, 6pm ET to learn more about the challenges and possibilities in this moment of political, moral, and existential crisis.