Virtual protests aim to be more inclusive of disabled and youth organizers by expanding the concept of presence to include digital space. Not everyone can physically attend protests, and this virtual gathering serves as a vital platform to express grief, stand in solidarity, and engage in meaningful action against ongoing humanitarian crises. Our anti-genocide protest space provides an opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, learn about pressing issues, and participate in movement work that seeks to bring about positive change. Together, we can amplify our voices and make a difference in struggles for justice and freedom.
Stay up to date with the future events and read about past events below!
🌐 Join the One Free Community VIRTUAL Protest on Saturday Dec. 9, 2023
Enjoy group calls to action and watch your favorite content creators talk about activism! Join us on TikTok LIVE @ 12pm P / 1pm M / 2pm C / 3pm E
Virtual Protests aren’t just calls to action; it’s a performance of justice. Let’s shift towards community care! ✊
Watch Virtual Protest Videos
Make Black Friday Red
Virtual Protest Nov. 24, 2023
Not everyone can join in person. Some are due to financial, safety, or inaccessibility. Due to this One Free Community is hosting a VIRTUAL Protest!
Link to Article: https://callingupjustice.com/make-black-friday-red/
Farha Watch Party Nov. 10, 2023
Farha is a 2021 internationally co-produced historical drama film about a Palestinian girl’s coming-of-age experience during the Nakba, the 1948 displacement of Palestinians from their homeland. The film is based on a true story of Radieh. It premiered at the Toronto Film Festival on 14 September 2021. the movie is rated TV-14 on IMDb.
This was our first LIVE streamed movie night and we had a few hiccups but watching with our community members both in Discord and in TikTok. It was powerful sharing this space together. More videos and movies can be found in the Resources link above.
Planning Event Notes Nov. 9, 2023
- Movie Nights
- Culture Night: Jae & Jesenia are going reach out to Palestinian creators to host a culture night
- LIVE Protest Activation: Plan another TikTok LIVE activation Date TBD (needs to be coordinated with in-person protests)
- Decompression and Hope Space
Help we need: contact One Free Community to offer support.
- Let us know if you hear of specific content creators who will be in person at protests so we can reach out them
- Share Movies / Host Movie Nights
- Suggest creators from the affected communities who may be interested in participating the culture night, sharing about their food, culture, anyone who has the capacity to share about their culture.
- Moderators for all events are needed.
- Duet and share videos about these events as they are being made and shared in this chat. (Free Palestine)
- Make a TEMPLATE of how to host these events Flier to share with other communities
- Make tiktoks for OFC about your experience or you protesting, boycotting, or making phone calls to post on OFC TikTok!
Virtual Event Recap Nov. 4, 2023
Jae @JaesTruthSerum and Jesenia of One Free Community organized this emergent virtual protest on Nov 4. Over 500 people signed up to participate in less that 24 hours. The event included a zoom with 100 guests and a twitch live stream and several tiktok live streams. We began with Jae sharing pro-Palestine livestreams and we all listened to powerful speeches at various protests. We dropped likes and amplified the connectivity of those streams. Then we went into small groups and brainstormed action steps by region. Afterward we gathered and shared resources and listened to The Every 28 Hours Plays Palestine Action podcast.
Links & Resources Shared!
Native Land Lookup: https://native-land.ca/
Links for more actions and education: https://linktr.ee/onefreecommunity
Calling Up Justice Spaces: https://callingupjustice.com/liberated-equity-diversity-inclusion-accessibility-talkspace/
One Free Community Resources: https://linktr.ee/onefreecommunity
Centering Palestine Community: https://linktr.ee/CenteringPalestine
Covid Conscious Events: https://sites.google.com/view/covidisntover/community-calendar
Every 28 Hours Palestine Podcast https://on.soundcloud.com/VZmD9
10 principles of disability justice: https://www.sinsinvalid.org/blog/10-principles-of-disability-justice
Archived Invite to the Virtual Protest
Join us for the “Free Palestine Virtual Protest,” a powerful event produced by One Free Community with the support of Calling Up Justice. In a world where not everyone can physically attend protests, this virtual gathering serves as a vital platform to express your grief, stand in solidarity, and engage in meaningful action against the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Palestine. Our anti-genocide protest space will provide an opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, learn about the pressing issues, and participate in movement work that seeks to bring about positive change. Together, we can amplify our voices and make a difference in the struggle for justice and freedom in Palestine. Mark your calendars for this important event and be a part of the global movement for a free Palestine.
How to Join?
Time: 2pm EST/ 11am PST / 12pm M/ 1pm CST