On Palestine - Why Solidarity Matters

Join us for an important conversation around Palestine. Race & Resistance have invited two representatives from local organisations to come and speak about their crucial work, in campaigning, lobbying, and mobilising for Palestine and its people. Both representatives will deliver a short talk about the current situation in Gaza and the West Bank, share information about the work of their organisations, and how individuals can support/get involved.

Caroline Raine (she/her), representative from the Oxford Palestine Solidarity Campaign (OPSC).
Bio: I am of British Jewish heritage and was one of the founding members of Oxford Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) more than 20 years ago. I am currently acting chair of the branch. I have also served on national PSC panels. I have visited Palestine three times and each time witnessed the impact of the brutal occupation on its people. PSC is the biggest organisation in the UK and Europe dedicated to securing Palestinian human rights. It brings together people from all walks of life who work together for peace, equality, and justice and against racism, occupation, and colonisation.

Nikki Marriott (she/her), representative from the Oxford Ramallah Friendship Association (ORFA).
Bio: I am secretary of the Oxford Ramallah Friendship Association (ORFA) which has been linking with Ramallah for over 20 years and became a charity in 2014. We mainly focus our link on: the non-aligned Al Amari Refugee Camp’s Women’s Program Centre and with our Trade Union contacts. We have arranged and accompanied regular group visits to Ramallah/Palestine and raised funds to organise visits from Ramallah/Palestine to Oxford. In 2019, with the support and work of councillors, Oxford City Council successfully Twinned with Ramallah. Very broadly our aims are, with our contacts and visitors, to raise awareness of the impact of living under colonial settler occupation and we hope to reduce the sense of isolation that comes from life under military occupation in the West Bank.
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