Within Our Lifetime Monthly Sustainers
Within Our Lifetime is not only a name, but a promise, a motivational cry, a rally, and a call to action. It is the steadfast belief that no matter what obstacles we will face, victory of the oppressed is inevitable. The liberation of Palestine runs through our lives, connected to our humanity, and the struggle for freedom. It is a reminder of what we have heard since childhood, and one we tell ourselves to push forward in painful times. It solidifies the belief that Palestine can truly be freed if we work and fight towards liberation in our lifetime. We know Palestine will be freed, refugees will return, and all of historic Palestine will be decolonized. What we must begin to include in our narrative, however, is the urgency of when Palestine will be freed. The mantra, Within Our Lifetime, empowers and ignites our fire to be a part of resisting zionism and building the path towards liberation.
Become a Within Our Lifetime Monthly Sustainer to help support our community work organizing cultural, political and educational programs in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn and rebuilding a Palestinian and Arab-led youth movement to empower and protect our communities.
For the past three years, Within Our Lifetime (formerly NYC Students for Justice in Palestine) has been building a Palestinian and Arab-led youth movement in Bay Ridge to lead the struggle for Palestinian liberation in NYC. Our organization began with only a few students on different campuses but has grown to become the largest Palestine youth organization in the city, empowering youth, students and community members alike to fight for dignity and justice for Palestine. As our people in Gaza continue to escalate their struggle for return, we too have sought to escalate our efforts in NYC, connecting the struggles of Palestinians in the diaspora to those on the front lines of the Great Return March, now in its 7th month. Now more than ever before is the time to build our capacity to expand our organization and our movement in service of the liberation of our people! As a monthly sustainer you give us stability and the funds needed to build community-led organizing for the long term.
WHAT KIND OF PROGRAMS DO WE WANT TO OFFER?
We are deeply rooted in the Brooklyn community of Bay Ridge, the largest Palestinian and Arab neighborhood in New York, and we believe that by offering community programs we can better achieve our mission of uniting Palestinians and their allies in New York City to defend our communities and work towards liberation. We plan marches and rallies, hold dabke (Palestinian traditional dance) classes for community youth, and hold educational events to name the Palestinian narrative accessible. As we grow with your support, we are working on publishing a community newsletter, starting Arabic classes and providing legal support for community members.
Take a moment to also check out the product of our latest Palestinian cultural program, which helps Bay Ridge Youth reclaim the revolutionary history of Palestinian folk dance (Dabke), Art, and Poetry:
WHY BECOME A MONTHLY SUSTAINER?
By donating $10 or $20 a month you allow us the ability to expand on our work in a sustainable way and to develop more cultural, political and educational programs in Bay Ridge with a predictable budget.