Event Title

Like American Racism, Israeli Zionism Has Become a Source of Injustice in the Arab World and Beyond

Speaker

Aaron Dixon

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Description

The presentation will discuss the connection between Black and Palestinian struggles. I will talk about how Blacks have long been considered the political and social conscience of America, and how racism is the epicenter for all injustice in the United States. And today, Palestinians have become the conscience of the world. Like American racism, Israeli Zionism has become the epicenter of injustice in not only the Arab world, but the entire world. And it is ironic that the U.S. government supplies the same weapons to Israel that it uses on its own Black population. Also, over the last thirty-five years, gentrification has replaced millions of Blacks forcing them to be resettled out of their traditional communities. During the same period, we have seen thousands of Palestinians forced off their land to make way for Israeli settlements. I will discuss these topics and more to make the argument for Black and Palestinian unity.

About the Lecturer: Aaron Dixon is the author of My People Are Rising: Memoir of a Black Panther Party Captain (Haymarket, 2012) in which he begins with the story of his enslaved ancestors and takes us on a journey through his experiences as the Captain of the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party and as a BPP member for 10 years. Since the dissolve of the Party, Aaron has worked with youth involved in gangs, founded a youth transitional home and ran for the U.S. Senate in 2006. Today, he writes sociopolitical commentary and speaks at rallies, universities, colleges, and other venues. He writes and speaks about current political events, the history of the Black Panther Party, broad coalition building, racism in America, and the Palestinian struggle.

Document Type

Event

Start Date

10-2-2016 12:00 PM

End Date

10-2-2016 1:15 PM

Location

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Resource Type

Moving image

Title of Series

World Issues Forum

Genre/Form

lectures

Contributing Repository

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Keywords

Israel and Palestine, American racism, Israeli Zionism, Black Panther Party

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Language

English

Format

video/mp4

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Feb 10th, 12:00 PM Feb 10th, 1:15 PM

Like American Racism, Israeli Zionism Has Become a Source of Injustice in the Arab World and Beyond

Fairhaven College Auditorium

The presentation will discuss the connection between Black and Palestinian struggles. I will talk about how Blacks have long been considered the political and social conscience of America, and how racism is the epicenter for all injustice in the United States. And today, Palestinians have become the conscience of the world. Like American racism, Israeli Zionism has become the epicenter of injustice in not only the Arab world, but the entire world. And it is ironic that the U.S. government supplies the same weapons to Israel that it uses on its own Black population. Also, over the last thirty-five years, gentrification has replaced millions of Blacks forcing them to be resettled out of their traditional communities. During the same period, we have seen thousands of Palestinians forced off their land to make way for Israeli settlements. I will discuss these topics and more to make the argument for Black and Palestinian unity.

About the Lecturer: Aaron Dixon is the author of My People Are Rising: Memoir of a Black Panther Party Captain (Haymarket, 2012) in which he begins with the story of his enslaved ancestors and takes us on a journey through his experiences as the Captain of the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party and as a BPP member for 10 years. Since the dissolve of the Party, Aaron has worked with youth involved in gangs, founded a youth transitional home and ran for the U.S. Senate in 2006. Today, he writes sociopolitical commentary and speaks at rallies, universities, colleges, and other venues. He writes and speaks about current political events, the history of the Black Panther Party, broad coalition building, racism in America, and the Palestinian struggle.