The Sustainable Economies Law Center joins Global Strike for Rafah

Global Strike for Rafah

The Sustainable Economies Law Center will be closed on Friday, May 10, 2024, joining the Global Strike for Rafah (#AllEyesOnRafah, #RiseForRafah) and supporting the urgent call for an immediate ceasefire. Today we join the call: No work! No school! No banking! No buying!  We are closing our offices and encouraging all staff to engage in local actions that advocate for an immediate ceasefire and an end to the ongoing genocide in Gaza.  

By striking today, we aim to exercise our power to disrupt “business as usual.”  Our work centers on building systems based on solidarity economies and interdependence, and we recognize that our economic practices, including where we invest our time and resources, play a significant role in either perpetuating or challenging violence and injustice. 

We commend the student activists who are calling out their colleges and universities for their complicity in this genocide. As alumni of many of these institutions ourselves, we call for disclosure and divestment of their endowments from weapons manufacturers and other targets of the Boycott, Divest, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, as well as support for Palestinian, Arab, and Muslim students, staff, and faculty, and amnesty for students, staff, and faculty who have participated in pro-Palestinian protests and encampments.

We are also taking this opportunity to better understand the role of the nonprofit industrial complex in perpetuating human rights violations against poor and oppressed people both at home and abroad. We aim to build a principled movement with other nonprofit workers who share our vision of dismantling the structures of power that contribute to these injustices.

#AllEyesOnRafah #RiseForRafah

Showing 1 reaction

  • Mwende Hinojosa
    published this page in Press Releases 2024-05-10 06:34:44 -0700

Thanks to our Partners and Collaborators: