We know you share our outrage at attacks by the Israeli military and settlers against the people of Palestine. And that you join us in expressing our solidarity in every way we can.
This is a particularly critical time to be teaching about Palestine. Don’t hesitate to contact us at the Teach Palestine Project if we can help with curriculum development, resources, or information.
One resource about Sheikh Jarrah is the video My Neighborhood, which is about resistance and solidarity in Sheikh Jarrah and is narrated by a Palestinian youth. For up-to-date information on sheikh Jarrah: #saveSheikhJarrah
Check out our Resources section for more teaching ideas. And check out these Instagrams—@theimeu and @adalahjusticeproject.
The village of Silwan, just south of Jerusalem’s Old City, is at the center of the struggles happening now. Teach Palestine’s co-coordinator, Jody Sokolower, has just published a book for youth about Silwan that should be immediately helpful, Determined to Stay: Palestinian Youth Fight for Their Village. Written with young people in mind, Determined to Stay draws deep connections between the lives of youth in the US and Palestine—from criminalization, forced relocation and buried histories to hip-hop as resistance. You can find out more about the book here.
You can hear Jody read from her book—and also hear Silwani community leader Sahar Abbasi speak about the current situation—on Sunday, May 23, 11 am PT / 2 pm ET. It’s FREE! Register Now! www.mecaforpeace.org/DeterminedToStay.