Come light the People's Menorah!
Join us for a Hannukah Action as part of the Deadly Exchange Campaign
Come light the People's Menorah! Real safety comes through solidarity, not policing or militarism
WHEN: Mon, Dec 10, 6:30-8:30 PM
WHERE: New York New Church, 114 East 35 Street (wheelchair accessible)
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We have incredible news about two unprecedented wins in just the last week: The city of Northampton and the state of Vermont just pulled out of a planned training junket for US police to learn from the Israeli military! This is the first time any police department has ever canceled a planned trip to learn from the Israeli military as a result of public pressure.
Now is the time to keep up the momentum.
Join us in a joyous and festive community celebration of Chanukah to reject all forms of white supremacy and rekindle our commitment to justice. All are welcome. Invite your friends & family!
From December 2-11, the Anti-Defamation League will be facilitating an exchange program* between US and Israeli police, ICE, border agents and soldiers — overlapping with Chanukah.
With racist nationalism on the rise in both places, we seek to disrupt these toxic convergences between the US and Israeli government and #EndTheDeadlyExchange. Together, we will continue building true safety through people’s movements for justice, equality, and liberation.
So invite your friends and family and join us in celebrating Chanukah the people’s way: gathering indoors with music and community, spilling into the streets led by the teytas & nonnas & abuelitas of the world-famous Bubbie Brigade, and then kindling the lights of the larger-than-life People’s Menorah outside the ADL Headquarters. Together, we will recommit ourselves to working to dismantle all forms of white supremacy, including anti-Black racism, anti-Palestinian racism, Islamophobia, antisemitism and xenophobia.
We are at a crossroads. Down one path, we are told, lies safety for an ever-shrinking few -- through white nationalism in the US and ethno-nationalism in Israel/Palestine, with more walls, guns and cops.
Down the other path, our movement ancestors call us: Towards safety built through solidarity. Towards collective liberation. None of us are free until all of us are free.