Voices for Palestine
Date(s) - 11/04/2018
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Eastwind books of Berkeley
Reverend Michael Yoshii of the Buena Vista United Methodist Church is issuing a statement is support of Palestine.
As peoples in the Americas whose ancestors come from countries in Asia, Hawaii, and the Pacific Islands, and as members of indigenous communities in these regions, we issue this statement of solidarity with the people of Palestine living in Gaza, the West Bank, East Jerusalem, Israel, and in diaspora throughout the world. Our statement of solidarity is based upon our own historical experiences of imperialism, settler colonialism, racism, militarism, war, economic and land exploitation, displacement, incarceration, and forced migration. It emerges from our relationships with the Palestinian people and our solidarity with their historical and current day freedom struggles which have been, and continue to be, misrepresented in U.S. academia, mainstream media, and religious institutions. Our call for AANHPI solidarity is based upon principles of human rights for all people, including Jewish people, around the world, and our principled opposition to Zionism, apartheid, and occupation in Palestine.
There will be a performance by poet laureate Genny Lim accompanied by Claude Palmer on the oud.