how to help
educate yourself! check out the resources page on palestine resources. this includes books, videos, movies, courses, and more!
TALK TO THE PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE! engage in intentional conversation with people that are using zionist or dehumanizing language regarding palestinians. often times a conversation can help move the needle for people, especially if they are unaware of the actual reality of what's going on. the media is very skewed towards israel and people may have never heard the real history and current reality of palestine—you have power and authority in your own networks and circles by educating yourself and then sharing that with others.
this includes social media but is not limited! social media is great, but having those deeper conversations that deconstruct what people have been taught their whole life are deeply important
if you have the means, you can donate to lots of places! or you can encourage people in your life with money to donate.
lutheran disaster response - elca churchwide organization that works around the world
opportunity palestine - this org supports the lutheran schools in palestine
augusta victoria hospital - lutheran hospital in jerusalem
anera - aid organization that's already on the ground and has been established for decades in the region. 96% of your donation goes directly to aiding palestinians. yagm alumni have worked here!
palestinian american medical association - supports hospitals in gaza
matw project - MATW is aimed at helping those less fortunate muslim brothers and sisters around the world
imeu - organization that engages middle east issues in the us and focuses heavily on uplifting palestinian issues and rights
unwra (united nations relief and works agency for palestine refugees in the near east) - the united nations' aid projects in palestine
uspcr - works to end US complicity in israeli crimes
bds - boycott, divest, sanction - boycott, divestment, sanctions (bds) is a palestinian-led movement for freedom, justice and equality. targeted consumer boycotts are convincing retailers across the world to stop selling products from companies profiting from israel's crimes
connect with your local palestinian network, mutual aid, or other social justice work in your city/state to find out where action events like protests are happening. be safe, wear a mask (to avoid COVID and surveillance), cover any tattoos or other recognizable marks, and don't take pictures of peoples' faces!
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