5 01 2009

Mai’a Williams and Alexis Pauline Gumbs invite you to participate in a new website documenting and continuing the solidarity of women of color in the United States with the people of Palestine.

email brokenbeautifulpress@gmail.com with any statements of solidarity or documentations of solidarity in action that you would like to share.  below is an a excerpt from the site.

www.becausewestillarehere.wordpress.com

we still are here

with our words and with our actions.

on January 3rd, 2009 UBUNTU a women of color/survivor led coalition in Durham North Carolina organized a vigil in solidarity with the people of Gaza. Here are some captioned images from the event.

(photos by Ajamu Dillahunt)

Rachael Derello, the organizer who first voiced the need for a vigil in Durham,  sings "We Shall Be Released"

Rachael Derello, the organizer who first voiced the need for a vigil in Durham, sings “We Shall Be Released”

Manju Rajendran, one of the main organizers who MC'd the event reminds the crowd of the need for aid and medical supplies inside blockaded Gaza.

Manju Rajendran, one of the main organizers who MC’d the event reminds the crowd of the need for aid and medical supplies inside blockaded Gaza.

Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Racheal Derello and Kriti Sharma (speakers from UBUNTU) listen as Laylah Haddad describes the violence her family is experiencing in Gaza due to the Isreali bombings.

Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Racheal Derello and Kriti Sharma (speakers from UBUNTU) listen as Laylah Haddad describes the violence her family is experiencing in Gaza due to the Isreali bombings.

Laylah Haddad told the crowd that her cousins witnessed children bombed to death while playing dice in front of their home in Gaza.

Laylah Haddad told the crowd that her cousins witnessed children bombed to death while playing dice in front of their home in Gaza.

Theresa El-Amin formerly of SNCC and currently organizing with Solidarity reminded the crowd that the City of Durham had once divested from all connections to Apartheid South Africa and must now divest from the Isreali Aparthied state.

Theresa El-Amin formerly of SNCC and currently organizing with Solidarity reminded the crowd that the City of Durham had once divested from all connections to Apartheid South Africa and must now divest from the Isreali Aparthied state.

Nadeen Bir and Kifu Faruq hold sides reminding us that "Until Palestine is Free,  None of Us Are Free"...and connecting the occupation of Palestine and the occupation of Iraq.

Nadeen Bir and Kifu Faruq hold signs reminding us that “Until Palestine is Free, None of Us Are Free”…and connecting the occupation of Palestine and the occupation of Iraq.

And the little ones raise their voices.

And the little ones raise their voices.

other coverage of the Durham event

http://raleighfist.wordpress.com/2009/01/04/durham-protests-gaza-bombings/

http://www.wral.com/news/news_briefs/story/4238908/








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