Co-sponsored by the Arab Studies Institute and the Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship.
[The panel was held on 8 December 2015 at the American University of Beirut.]
Covering historical trajectory to current efforts between the communities and movements, this panel from STATUS/الضع presents three aspects of Black-Palestinian Solidarity. The panel is moderated by Rania Masri and includes:
- "The Evolution of Solidarity in the Ferguson-Gaza Era" with Kristian Davis Bailey
- "From Bil’in to Baltimore: Settler Colonialism and Reciprocal Solidarity" with Ajamu Baraka
- "African American Mass Support for Palestine vs. the Black Mis-leadership Class" with Glen Ford
Kristian Davis Bailey is a Detroit-based freelance writer and organizer. His work has largely focused on building and documenting connections between the Black and Palestinian struggles. He graduated from Stanford University in 2014, where he was active with Students for Justice in Palestine on campus, across California, and nationally.
Ajamu Baraka is a human rights defender whose experience spans three decades of domestic and international education and activism, Ajamu Baraka is a veteran grassroots organizer whose roots are in the Black Liberation Movement and anti-apartheid and Central American solidarity struggles. Baraka is currently an Associate Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), a progressive think tank based in Washington D.C.
Glen Ford is a veteran of more than 40 years in broadcast, print and Internet journalism. A former Washington Bureau Chief and White House, Capitol Hill, and State Department correspondent, Ford co-founded and hosted “America’s Black Forum,” the first nationally syndicated Black news interview program on commercial television. He also launched and owned the radio syndications “Black World Report,” “Black Agenda Reports,” and “Rap It Up,” the first national hip hop music show. He has worked as a radio newsman in Washington, Baltimore, and Atlanta, Columbus and Augusta, Georgia, and produced over 1,000 radio and TV commercials.
The panel is divided into six parts which you can click on separately in the player below. The video referenced and played in the introduction of the panel can also be found below the player.