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Songs in the Struggle for a Ceasefire and Peace w/Justice in Israel/Palestine
December 21, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
What kinds of musical expressions are inspiring the worldwide struggle for peace with justice in Israel/Palestine? Activists in this struggle are demanding their governments stop militarily and diplomatically supporting Israel until it agrees to an immediate and permanent ceasefire in its ongoing bombing of Gaza and an end to its military occupation of Gaza and the West Bank. They are using songs as a political tool for building morale and unity during this bleak historical moment. Some songs protest the ongoing bombardment of Gaza. Some give voice to oceans of trauma and grief, which are given scanty space to be felt during wartime, except when connected with vengeance. Some provide a political vision for a radical transformation in which the people of Palestine and Israel live together “in peace and unafraid”.