Together We Rise: Palestine as a Model of Resistance is a political education curriculum providing critical voices, context, and resources that make clear the connections between the struggle for Palestinian rights and the struggles of Indigenous, Black, and brown communities, and other marginalized groups impacted by US policies, both within and outside of US borders. With the three tracks broken out below—Not That Complicated, Freedom Bound, and Trainings and Resources—Together We Rise has something for everyone. From those who know little about the issue to seasoned organizers, we hope this curriculum will help deepen analysis, build relationships, and sharpen skills to work for justice from the US to Palestine.
Together We Rise is an articulation of our vision for freedom, justice, and equality for the Palestinian people in a world without racism and oppression. In order to achieve that, it is necessary to understand that all forms of oppression are interconnected and reinforce each other, and that none can be fought in isolation. Work for justice for one community must be part of a vision of justice for all.
Through Together We Rise, we share the history of the Palestinian struggle, as well as the long histories of joint struggle and lessons learned across movements. We do this in order to draw connections and articulate dissimilarities between struggles, identify opportunities for solidarity and the refinement of our organizing principles and practices, and highlight how Israel’s Zionist project, while most directly impacting Palestinians, has also played a role in the oppression of people across the region and world.