There is a Field in St. Louis: A Palestinian story & the Movement for Black Lives
In March and April 2016, Adalah worked with a coalition of civil society partners to bring There Is A Field, a play by Jen Marlowe, to nearly 2,000 people in cities and universities across the United States. There Is A Field tells the story of Aseel Asleh, a 17-year old Palestinian citizen of Israel killed by police in October 2000. Based on interviews and primary sources collected over 15 years, the play offers a uniquely personal lens for understanding inequality as the root of state violence and impunity, not only in Israel/Palestine but also in the United States. The play emerges at a critical juncture of unprecedented mobilization for the rights of Palestinians and for Black lives in the United States, and a growing transnational movement against supremacy and state-sanctioned violence. As the legal representatives for Aseel’s family and the families of the 12 other Palestinians killed in Israel during the October 2000 events, Adalah was honored to contribute to this important work of truth-telling, which we hope will serve to strengthen an intersectional movement for social transformation.