May 2024 Upcoming Events

May 2024 Upcoming Events

Thursday May 23 6:30pm

War and Resistance in Palestine: A Discussion 
Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St NW, Room A
Olympia, WA

The scale of human catastrophe in Palestine increases every day. Israeli forces have killed over 35,000 Palestinians and injured more than 83,000 since October 2023. At least 8,000 people are missing. Most of the homes, schools and hospitals have been destroyed. Despite this horrific reality, the U.S. continues sending billions of dollars in unconditional aid to Israel. 

Mass protests in the U.S. – including a wave of university campus occupations— shows the amount of people challenging US material support for Israel is higher than ever. Global support for Palestinian resistance against the occupation is also at an all-time high. 

During the 1948 Nakba (‘catastrophe’ in Arabic), 750,000 Palestinians were displaced, with 78% of historic Palestine seized during the establishment of Israeli statehood. To further understand the ongoing ethnic cleansing, we must examine how we got from the Nakba to this current point in time.

Sunday May 26 6am - 8pm

Freedom From the River to the Sea
A 25-Mile March for Peace and Liberation in Gaza

SeaTac to Ballard with stops along the way, including at Folklife
Stay up to date about the march via Instagram
More information about the march and registration found here.

Sign up to be on a much needed de-escalation team contact: or daphne.19 on Signal

More information about de-escalation training:
In order to safely conduct a 25 mile walk, we will need more de-escalation support. We are going to need, at minimum, 16 volunteers for each 5 mile leg. This means over 90 volunteers for the whole day. De-esc volunteers will be added to leg specific teams. Each team will have 2 leads. There will be two trainings offered this Friday and next over Zoom. On the day of the walk you will be in pairs walking on the outer edges of the group.
De-esc Volunteers will be looking for and reporting counter protesters, and directing walkers to ignore them. Volunteers will engage with counter protesters to redirect them away from walkers. These strategies will be in the trainings.

Training dates: Friday 5/17 and Friday 5/24 7 pm on zoom

Thursday May 30 6pm

Spaces of Exception: Screening and Conversation with Director Matt Peterson
Evergreen State College SEM II D1107

Spaces of Exception investigates and juxtaposes the struggles, communities, and spaces of the American Indian reservation and the Palestinian refugee camp. The film was shot from 2014 to 2017 in Arizona, New Mexico, New York, and South Dakota, as well as in Lebanon and the West Bank.

Directed by Matt Peterson and Malek Rasamny, it is an attempt to understand the significance of the land—its memory and divisions and the conditions for life, community, and sovereignty.

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Interview with directors Matt Peterson and Malek Rasamny
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