This week, Dallas is continuing the mobilizations for Palestine as part of the National Week of Action called by U.S. Palestinian Community Network (USPCN), the National Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression (NAARPR), and National Students for a Democratic Society (SDS).
Hands Off Rafah: Walk Out, Prayer, and Protest
🗓️ Friday, February 9ᵗʰ ⌚ 1:30 PM
🕖 1:30pm — Jumaa Prayer and Khutba
🕖 2:30pm — Protest
📍Main St Garden Park — 1902 Main St, Dallas, TX
As Israel continues its genocide in Gaza, and while the US complies (most recently by cutting of vital funds to UNRWA), the violence against Palestinians continues RIGHT HERE in Texas. We are calling on our community to walk out of work and school and disrupt the regular business day to join us as we say NO to genocide in Gaza and NO to anti-Palestinian, Islamophobic violence in our backyard!
Israel continues yet another week of its barbaric genocide, this time in Rafah, the southern most point in Gaza where Palestinians are unable to escape. With these recent attacks, we must show up with more steadfastness and determination than ever!
From Resistance to Victory! A Panel on Palestinian & Black Liberation Overcoming Political Repression
🗓️ Sunday, February 11ᵗʰ ⌚ 1 PM
📍 Pan African Connection — 4466 S Marsalis Ave, Dallas, TX
Unable to attend in person? Watch the Livestream!
Political repression from the world's paramount superpower may feel insurmountable, but dedicated freedom fighters have dealt decisive blows and gained real ground in the face of merciless attacks.
- Sara Tayiba — Sara Mahmoud is a Palestinian community organizer born and raised in Duval County, Florida. In 2017, in the wake of the Jax 5, where 5 protestors were brutalized after protesting against the US war on Syria, Sara took part in the founding of the Jacksonville Community Action Committee (JCAC). By that summer, Sara became a member of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO). To this day, Sara takes an active role not only in organizing for Palestinian liberation but liberation for all oppressed and working-class communities in our lifetime.
- Nidaa Lafi — Nidaa is an organizer with the Palestinian Youth Movement. Prior to her graduation in May 2023, she organized with the Students for Justice in Palestine at UT Dallas for three years. Nidaa was one of the 13 detainees at the Genocide Joe protest a few weeks ago and is currently pursuing legal action against the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office for violating her civil rights while in detention.
- Laura Rodriguez — Laura Rodriguez is one of the Tampa 5 protestors arrested on May 6th at the University of South Florida. They are a Puerto Rican community organizer with the Tampa Bay Community Action Committee and began organizing during the George Floyd Rebellion. They attended the protest on their day off from work to stand in solidarity with SDS against the attacks on higher education, black education and diversity. She firmly stands in opposition to the attacks and to the false charges. Laura was formerly a student organizer with SDS and is a militant fight for the liberation of all oppressed people.
- Sуԁոеу Lօvіոg — NAARPR Co-chair and longtime activist going back to when she was a student organizing with Decolonize Media Collective, which led the campaign to force the university's divestment from the private prison industry, and organized with BLM 413 and Out Now in Springfield, MA (2014-2017). She works as a kindergarten teacher.