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50/50 Rally Remembers 50 Years Since the Detroit Rebellion and 50 Years of Palestine Occupation

By: | posted on: Aug 19, 2017

Date(s) - 08/19/2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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A large rally will take place on August 19th at Veterans Park in Hamtramck to show the common ground between the Palestinian and African American struggles.

It has been 50 years since the Detroit (Riot) Rebellion and 50 years since the 1967 Israeli War that began the occupation of Palestine’s West Bank and Gaza–a brutal occupation that continues today. These are major events that have yet to be resolved in the minds of many who will gather at 1pm for a PICNIC followed by a 3 pm RALLY. The event will feature speakers from some of the many sponsoring groups, the premiere of the Multi Ethnic Percussion Ensemble (MEPE) and spirited group dancing including the hora, the debka and the line dance.

A large area is available for people to bring blankets and their own picnic food. There’ll be ice cream trucks from Hamtramck! Bring signs and banners about the issues, but NO pets or alcohol are allowed on the premise please.

There is no OTHER

We have only US

NO to occupation of Palestine

NO to occupation of Black and Brown communities

Support for the event is wide-ranging including the following individuals and organizations:

(organizing groups are in BOLD)

American Arab & Muslim Leadership Council; American Arab & Muslim Political Action Committee; American Arab Anti Discrimination Committee; American Human Rights Council -USA; American Muslims for Palestine-Michigan; Black4 Palestine; Celebrate Detroit; Democratic Socialists of America; Detroit MLK Committee; Detroit Solidarity; Green Party of Michigan; Jewish Voice for Peace; Michigan Coalition for Human Rights; Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice; Michigan Welfare Rights Organization; Mondoweiss; Moratorium NOW!; National Lawyers Guild; OneHamtramck; Palestine Office; Peace Action; Pointes for Peace; Progressive Arts; Rev. David Bullock; Sugar Law Center; Swords Into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery; US Palestinian Community Network; Women in Black; Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.

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