No Child Behind Bars:
Living Resistance from US to Palestine
Tuesday, January 24th
University Congregational United Church of Christ
4515 16th Ave. N.E., Seattle
Amanda Weatherspoon is a Unitarian Universalist (UU) minister with a focus in Africana Studies and Womanist Theology. She serves a congregation in Oakland, California, where her ministry is centered on collective liberation and cross-movement solidarity between oppressed peoples. She is passionately involved in collective organizing towards Black liberation. Having traveled to Palestine in 2015, Weatherspoon provides a strong foundational knowledge of the geopolitical terrain of Occupied Palestine, liberation movements in the United States, and the collective threads between them.
Nadya Tannous, a writer and organizer in the Bay Area, has researched the detention of Palestinian minors since 2013 and will provide additional insight into the realities Palestinian minors face within the Israeli detention system.
This national tour is sponsored by Friends of Sabeel North America (FOSNA) and is supported by a diverse coalition of national and local cosponsors, including Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA), American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), Defence for Children International (DCI), Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM), US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism (BLUU), Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East (UUJME), Addameer,Tree of Life Educational Fund and Interfaith Peace-Builders (IFPB).
The Seattle event is sponsored by the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice and by Huda Giddens of Kairos Puget Sound Coalition.