(ATLANTA, GA – 5/15/2018) On Tuesday, May 15th, a coalition of Georgia activists plans to hold an interfaith march to protest President Trump’s decision to move the American Embassy in Israel, as well as the killing of 58 Palestinian protesters at the hands of Israeli military snipers.
During the protest, event sponsors Jewish Voice for Peace-Atlanta, Black Lives Matter-Atlanta, the Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR Georgia), and ten other local groups also plan to call for an end to the Georgia Law Enforcement Exchange Program, which sends Georgia police officers overseas to receive training from Israel and other foreign governments.
WHAT: Emergency Protest: Stop the Massacre in Gaza
WHERE: Starting Outside Centennial Olympic Park (Meet at Marietta Street Corner)
WHEN: Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 at 7 pm
EVENT PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/166749824001927/
Scheduled speakers include Dr. Ilise Cohen of Jewish Voice for Peace-Atlanta, Edward Ahmed Mitchell of CAIR Georgia, and Rev. Fahed Abu-Akel, a Palestinian Christian who was the first Arab-American elected to the lead the Presbyterian Church USA.
- Jewish Voice for Peace-Atlanta Chapter
- CAIR Georgia
- Black Lives Matter Atlanta
- A World Without Police
- Georgia WAND
- Project South
- International Action Center
- ISO Atlanta – City Branch
- American Muslims for Palestine
- Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition-Statewide
- National Lawyers Guild GA Chapter
- Joining Hands for Justice in Palestine and Israel