Sharing Legal and Advocacy Strategies in New Orleans in a Global Age of Repression
In November 2017, together with our partners at the New Orleans Palestine Solidarity Committee, Adalah Justice Project organized a community roundtable entitled: "A Global Age of Repression, Resistance and Solidarity: Sharing Legal and Advocacy Strategies from Palestine/Israel and New Orleans." Local organizations focusing on workers’ rights, economic justice, and legal defense of political prisoners joined the AJP delegation for a community luncheon to exchange strategies on combating assaults on civil and political rights in a global age of repression. These organizations included BreakOUT!, Congreso, Louisiana National Lawyers Guild, National Police Accountability Project, the Orleans Parish Prison Reform Coalition, Peace by Piece, Project Ishmael and Ubuntu Village. “You don’t need to go to Jerusalem to see what’s going on. It’s happening here.” Tabitha Mustafa, a Palestinian organizer with the New Orleans Palestine Solidarity Committee warned that what happens in Palestine is a harbinger of what will happen to communities of color in the United States.