Split This Rock Supports a Free Palestine
Split This Rock is behind the Palestinian community. We mourn the Palestinians whose lives have been lost, whose homes have been destroyed or stolen, whose land is under colonial occupation. Being in solidarity with Palestine is not an act of antisemitism. This is not a conflict, it is genocide. Israel is committing war crimes against Palestinians. This didn’t start last week. It’s been going on for nearly 80 years. We apologize for not saying this sooner: Free Palestine. Free Palestine. Free Palestine.
As part of Split This Rock’s mission to cultivate, teach, and celebrate poetry that bears witness to injustice and provokes social change, we invite you to attend Radius of Arab American Writers (RAWI) Fest where a number of readers and presenters are Palestinian and of the Palestinian Diaspora. We invite you to support their work and hear from them directly. Learn more at RAWI's website.
To learn more about how you can help Free Palestine, check out the following action items and resources recommended from Palestinian community members:
- Learn more about Israeli Settler Colonialism and Apartheid.
- If you are a US citizen, reach out to your representatives to demand an end to US military aid to Israel.
- Join the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement.
- Donate to the Palestinian Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF), whose building was bombed on Monday.
- Donate to the Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM) or join a PYM-led protest in your city.
- Donate to the Palestinian Medical Relief Society (PMRS).
Read Palestinian Poets:
- "Ode to Mennel Ibtissam singing “Hallelujah” on The Voice (France), translated in Arabic" by George Abraham
- "A Few Reasons to Oppose the War" By Lisa Suhair Majaj
- "Picking up Rocks" by Rasha Abdulhadi
- "Leaving My Childhood Home" by Zeina Azzam
- "the ghosts of the dead sea rewrite the history of drowning" by George Abraham
- "Running Orders" by Lena Khalaf Tuffaha
- Hala Alyan
- Mahmoud Darwish
- Fady Joudah
- Mizna's Palestine Issue (Winter 2018, Vol 19.2)
- Strip by Jessica Abughattas (University of Arkansas Press)
- A Theory of Birds by Zaina Alsous (University of Arkansas Press)
- BIRTHRIGHT by George Abraham (Button Poetry)