September CDS Webinar

A Land With a People: Exploring Community Development through Palestinian and Jewish Voices and Visions

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 — 1:00 -2:30pm Eastern Time (US & Canada)

CDS is delighted to announce that we are partnering with the International Association for Community Development to jointly host this webinar featuring Esther Farmer (co-editor of A Land With A People), Dorgham Abusalim, and Tzvia Their. “A Land With a People: Exploring community Development through Palestinian and Jewish Voices and Visions” will take place on Tuesday September 27, 2022 from 1:00 – 2:30pm EST.

This webinar features the 2021 book A Land With A People that elevates rarely heard Palestinian and Jewish voices and visions. Framed with a foreword by the dynamic Palestinian legal scholar and activist, Noura Erakat, this book began as a storytelling project of Jewish Voice for Peace-New York City and subsequently transformed into a theater project called “Wrestling With Zionism” that was performed throughout the New York City area. A Land With A People offers stories that touch hearts, open minds, and transform our understanding of the “other.” It brings us the narratives of secular, Muslim, Christian, and LGBTQ Palestinians who endure the particular brand of settler colonialism known as Zionism. It relays the transformational journeys of Ashkenazi, Mizrahi, Palestinian and LGBTQ Jews who have come to reject the received Zionist narrative. Unflinching in their confrontation of the power dynamics that underlie their transformation process, these writers find the courage to face what has happened to historic Palestine, and to their own families as a result. Contextualized by a detailed historical introduction and timeline charting 150 years of Palestinian and Jewish resistance to Zionism, this collection of stories will stir emotions, provoke fresh thinking, and point to a more hopeful, loving future—one in which Palestine/Israel is reimagined from a decolonial and liberating perspective.

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