Palestinian-American Dr. Burhan Ghanayem speaks at the Durham City Council Meeting on April 16, 2018
Thanks to the depth and breadth of several organizations supporting the Council resolution to bar police police from training in Israel and other countries with militarized police the resolution passed unanimously and Durham became the first city in the United States to take such action. A firestorm of protests ensued from pro-Israeli factions. But the resolution stands. Read all about it here. Also see check out Eye Witness Palestine’s account.
Coalition for Peace with Justice Members Protest Knesset Members at Chapel Hill Council Meeting, April 2016
Members protest the Town of Chapel Town Council Hosting four Knesset members, who used the occasion to normalize the occupation of Palestinian and the egregious human rights violations against the Palestinian people. Read all about it in this Mondoweiss article.
Police Brutality from the US to Palestine
On May 25, 2020, Derek Chauvin, a police officer, brutally murdered George Floyd. Chauvin violently cut off George Floyd’s airflow using his knee while Floyd desperately pleaded for his life. Outrage at Floyd’s murder as one in a long line of state and extrajudicial murders of Black people in the United States sparked nationwide protests, marking #BLM as one of the largest movements in U.S. history.
A document listing ways to support #BlackLivesMattet
Movement for Black Lives website chalk full of good information, events, and actions