The mechanics of oppression across the world are not as dissimilar as we might believe. After traveling to Israel-Palestine, Robert saws parallels between this region and the United States. To overcome oppression, we have to be willing to confront the ideas that are grounded in racism and privilege. We can no longer deny their existence.
Recently graduated from GSU in Spring 2015 with a BiS in Middle Eastern Studies. During his time at the University he founded the GSU chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine, was a decorated member of the Model Arab League team, and presented at the GSURC on LGBT discourses in Palestine-Israel. He is also a former Intern of The Carter Center’s Conflict Resolution Program, as well as the IRC’s youth summer program. He is presently on the steering Committee of Jewish Voice for Peace-Atlanta, JVP being one of the few Jewish centered pro-Palestinian organizations in the country. Current endeavors include working in education, activism, and research. In November 2015, he traveled to Palestine-Israel alongside several Atlanta based grassroots racial justice activists and theologians. It was an extensive and exhaustive trip traversing both the state of Israel as well as all 3 areas (A, B, & C) across the Occupied Palestinian Territory of the West Bank & East Jerusalem.
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