Restoring our Environment with Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh
February 3, 2022
In this zoom webinar held on January 29, 2022, Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh describes the catastrophic environmental impact of Israeli settler colonialism on the land of Palestine. He also shares how Palestinian civil society organizations are working to research, educate about and conserve Palestine’s natural world, culture and heritage in the face of the Israeli state’s human rights and environmental abuses. The talk is followed by a Q&A.
Determined to Stay: Palestinian Youth Fight for Their Village
May 23, 2021
Determined to Stay: Palestinian Youth Fight for Their Village, by TPP co-coordinator Jody Sokolower, is the story of Silwan, a Palestinian village just outside the gates of Jerusalem’s Old City, now fighting Israel’s escalating efforts to push all Palestinians out. In this May 23, 2021, book launch, Jody tells how she came to write the book and reads several short excerpts. She is joined by Sahar Abbasi, deputy director of Silwan’s Madaa Creative Center, who talks about the current situation in Silwan.
The Fight for Ethnic Studies in California
With special guest Angela Davis
February 2, 2021
Angela Davis, Jeff Duncan-Andrade, and Ethnic Studies educator-activists from across the discipline and the United States talk about the significance of the fight for authentic Ethnic Studies. A thought-provoking look at a struggle with national implications and an inspiring call to action.
The Environmental Impact of Colonization:
From Palestine to the US/Mexico Border
October 1, 2020
This webinar for K-12 teachers and teacher educators uses environmental issues as an entry point for pedagogy that compares the ongoing impact of settler colonialism in Palestine to the US/Mexico border region. The emphasis in this first of three webinars is on content knowledge within a decolonial framework.
Copresented by Anita Fernandez and Curtis Acosta from the Xicanx Institute for Teaching and Organizing in Tucson, AZ, and Samia Shoman from the Teach Palestine Project at the Middle East Children’s Alliance in Berkeley, CA.
Featured speakers are Jamal Juma’, cofounder of Stop the Wall, the Palestinian Grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign, speaking from Jerusalem, Palestine; and Amy Juan of the Tohono O’odham Nation, International Indian Treaty Council, speaking from Tohono O’odham land in the US/Mexico border region.
Organizing for Decolonial Ethnic Studies: From Palestine to the US/Mexico Border
January 29, 2021
This is the second workshop of a three-part series for K-12 teachers and teacher educators. The emphasis in this workshop is on using participatory pedagogy to build understanding of settler colonialism in the US and in Palestine. Workshop leaders are Anita Fernandez and Curtis Acosta from the Xicanx Institute for Teaching and Organizing in Tucson, AZ, and Samia Shoman and Ziad Abbas from the Teach Palestine Project at the Middle East Children’s Alliance in Berkeley, CA.
Decolonial Ethnic Studies-Resources & Links
Jamal Juma’ on the Environmental Impact of Settler Colonialism in Palestine
October 1, 2020
This 40-minute video is the complete version of Jamal Juma’s talk, which is excerpted in the Environmental Impact of Colonization. Invaluable background material for teachers planning curriculum on this topic.
Teach Arab American Studies! An Introductory Webinar
Samia Shoman, Palestinian educator and Teach Palestine Project co-coordinator, models an Arab American history lesson, shares resources, and facilitates an online discussion.
See other Recordings of Webinars on the Campaign to Save Arab American Studies