And Also Too denounces the recent escalation of attacks on Gaza by the Israeli regime. As we stand in solidarity with Palestinieans resisting horrific oppression and ongoing ethnic cleansing, we call on our peers to recognize design, art, and culture as instruments of apartheid, settler colonialism, and state-sponsored dispossession. As creators in world-building professions, it is our duty to actively resist this weaponization of our work, knowledge and resources.
We cannot stand silent and complicit as thousands of Palestinieans continue to be killed, expelled from their ancestral lands, and denied access to basic services. To this end, we are joining other organizations pressuring our governments, institutions, and fellow design colleagues to demand the end of Israeli occupation. We’ve put together a list of resources and actions you and your organization can take to support worldwide efforts to #FreePalestine.
Support a Movement or Campaign
- Palestinian Youth Movement
- Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS)
- Jewish Voice for Peace
- US Campaign for Palestinian Rights
Sign onto Solidarity Statements & Utilize Petitions
- For architects and planners: Architecture and Urban Planning Organizations Stand in Solidarity for Palestine
- For artists and cultural workers: Statement by Canadian artists and cultural workers in support of the Palestinian people’s struggle against military occupation, siege, colonization and apartheid
- Tell your MP: Sign the Pledge to Oppose Israeli Annexation (Canada)
- Oppose Annexation of Palestinian Land
- Toronto Palestine Film Festival Resource Page for more
Donate to Emergency Appeals
- Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF)
- Emergency Support Campaign for Jerusalem
- Gaza Under Attack – In Solidarity with Jerusalem
- Islamic Relief Canada – GAZA APPEAL
- Islamic Relief Canada – PALESTINE EMERGENCY APPEAL
- Medical Aid For Palestinians UK
- MAP Canada
- IDRF: Palestine Urgent Appeal
- Islamic Relief USA – Gaza Fund Relief
Other ways to support
- Invest in Justice Coalition Members (The Palestine Institute for Public Diplomacy (PIPD), Friends of Sabeel North America, The US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, Jewish Voices for Peace Action)
- American Muslims for Palestine, US
- The American Friends Service Committee, US
- Al-Haq, Palestine
- Support Palestinian Businesses, list by the Toronto Palestine Film Festival
Educate yourself on current events and history of Palestine
- Ongoing Nakba, resources by the Toronto Palestine Film Festival.
- Visualizing Palestine 101, a data-led visual resource and educational hub for people learning and teaching about Palestine.
- #SaveSheikhJarrah, educational and credible sources of information compiled by Palestine Youth Movement.
- Israeli Settler Colonialism and Apartheid, a historical overview by Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS).
- Palestine: A socialist introduction, free e-book.
- The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, Ilan Pappe.
- On Palestine, Noam Chomsky and Ilan Pappe.