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The Oakland-Palestine Solidarity Mural is an international solidarity and community-building project under the auspices of Northern California Friends of Sabeel, the Estria Foundation and Art Forces

With its diverse, international team of artists, OPSM will connect the Bay Area and the USA to Palestine, in part by linking shared histories of colonization, environmental injustice and the exile of indigenous peoples.

The mural uses trees throughout as a metaphor and design element to link seemingly disparate issues and distant locations.

An audiovisual program is being developed to amplify the mural’s themes and provide access to background information and historical narratives.

The Uptown Body and Fender gallery, located across the street from the mural site, will host an exhibit and a series of events to expand the mural’s themes. (The dates of these events will be announced.) These features will maintain activity around the mural space and develop relationships, education and organizing action.

Save the date: Mural dedication, Sunday, August 3, 1 to 4 p.m.

 


Videos from Voices For Justice & Peace in the Holy Land

A Conference co-hosted by NorCal Friends of Sabeel & Christ the King Church
held in March, 2014 at Christ the King Catholic Church, Pleasant Hill, California.
 


It was an opportunity to hear from and talk with Christian, Muslim, Jewish, and secular leaders, scholars, and activists about the situation in Palestine/Israel

Keynote Speaker:  Rev. Graylan Scott Hagler, Senior Minister of Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, Washington, D.C., and National President of Ministers for Racial, Social and Economic Justice.