Charlene Carruthers, national director for BYP100, joined other activists on a trip to Palestine and Israel.

Organized by the Dream Defenders, the trip also included representatives from Black Lives Matter, Ferguson/Hands Up United and Justice League NYC as well as journalist Marc Lamont Hill, poet Aja Monet, and USC student Maytha Alhassen.

“The goals were primarily to allow for the group members to experience and see first hand the occupation, ethnic cleansing and brutality Israel has levied against Palestinians, but also to build real relationships with those on the ground leading the fight for liberation. In the spirit of Malcolm X, Angela Davis, Stokely Carmichael and many others, we thought the connections between the African American leadership of the movement in the US and those on the ground in Palestine needed to be reestablished and fortified,” said Ahmad Abuznaid, Dream Defenders’ legal and policy director told Ebony.

You can view tweets and photos from the trip through the hashtag #DDPalestine .

Read more at Ebony.

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