Discussion / Meeting

Standing Together: A Presentation and Open Discussion


Event Details

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

12-1 p.m. Lunch served beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Student Union

280 Hicks Way

Amherst MA 01003


Event Website

Online registration or tickets

This is a presentation and discussion with the grassroots movement based in Israel, Standing Together. Standing Together has received global attention for its efforts to mobilize against the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and the current war in Gaza. Two of the movement’s co-leaders, Sally Abed and Alon-lee Green,  will talk about their work, including its successes and challenges.

Standing Together describes itself as “a grassroots movement mobilizing Jews and Palestinians from all over Israel in pursuit of peace, equality, social and climate justice. While the minority who benefit from the current status quo of occupation and inequality seek to keep us divided, we know that we — the majority — have far more in common than that which sets us apart. When we stand together, we are strong enough to fundamentally alter the existing socio-political reality. The future that we want to see — with peace and independence for Israelis and Palestinians, full equality for all citizens, and true social, economic and environmental justice — is possible. Because where there is struggle, there is hope.”

Students will have the opportunity to meet the speakers, Sally and Alon-Lee, at a small event with food and discussion. Space is limited, and will be first come, first served.