The Freedom Bus, an initiative of The Freedom Theatre, uses interactive theatre and cultural activism to bear witness, raise awareness and build alliances throughout occupied Palestine and beyond.
Join the Freedom Bus this September and take a stand for justice in occupied Palestine!
The September Freedom Ride
From September 23rd – October 1st 2012, Palestinians and allies from around the world will take part in a 9-day solidarity ride through 11 communities in the West Bank of occupied Palestine. During the ride, Palestinian actors and musicians will use Playback Theatre to perform the personal accounts of various community members. Enactments will be based on autobiographical stories about the realities of life under Israeli occupation. Participants on the freedom ride will also hear accounts that underscore the rich Palestinian history of steadfastness, creative protest and popular struggle.
In addition, the ride will include guided visits by community leaders, concerts, and seminars where leading Palestinian artists, activists and scholars will examine and discuss Israeli apartheid and colonialism, neoliberalism and transnational money, the BDS movement, the “Cultural Intifada” and other aspects of Palestinian civil resistance.
Endorsers of the Freedom Bus include Alice Walker, Noam Chomsky, Angela Davis, Judith Butler, John Berger, Peter Brook, Omar Barghouti, Ramy Essam and Mairead Maguire. (For a full list of endorsers, click here.)
The freedom ride represents the aspirations of the Palestinian people to be freed from an illegal occupation, to exercize rights of self-determination, and to demand justice after decades of oppression. The freedom ride represents as well the freedom of movement and a movement for freedom. Those who ride for and with Palestinians answer the call for global solidarity, and demand a free Palestine. We all must heed that call. – Judith Butler
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