You may want to avoid downtown Berkeley on Wednesday, March 9. If you need to go to a doctors appointment, or you need to pick up a youngster at childcare, you may want to chose a different route. UC Berkeley's Students for Just Us in Palestine is taking their message of hate and intolerance to the streets
We are dying-in and marching in solidarity with all Palestinians subjected to Israeli violence. Our action seeks to represent visually the people who have shed blood and tears at Israel's hands in the West Bank, in Jerusalem, in Gaza, and worldwide
We will convene at 2 at a location TBD between UC Berkeley campus and the downtown Berkeley BART station. Participants should be wearing a red shirt.
Once organized we will take up our initial positions at an intersection in downtown Berkeley. At a predetermined signal, designated protesters walk into the intersection. At another signal, designated protesters will drop to the ground and one participant will briefly speak explaining our purpose. We will then march to a second intersection on campus where we will repeat the die-in. We will be chanting slogans and rallying through campus. Everyone is encouraged to march with us as a singular unit toward our second location.
Finally, we will reassemble on the steps of Sproul Plaza where reps from different organizations will speak. Intersectionality and cross-movement solidarity are central to SJP's mission--we see the connections between struggles and are motivated to work closely with organizations of similar interest and intent.
There will be different roles for different groups of people: actual "dying", holding signs, distributing info sheets.
**Everyone interested is encouraged to contact (Kumars, firstname.lastname@example.org) and (Khashayar Nikazmrad, email@example.com)**
(editors note: Yes, THIS Kumars:)
You should also let us know if you are interested in a particular role.
Al Awda, right of return coalition
American Muslims in Palestine
Muslim Student Association
Office of ASUC Senator Sumayyah Din
UPDATE: SJP activists are too delicate to stand in the rain. Events are rescheduled