Within our Lifetime | United for Palestine (WOL) is a Palestinian led organization made up of youth, students, workers, and community members building the movement for Palestine in Brooklyn and throughout NYC. Our goal is to revitalize the revolutionary spirit of the Palestinian diaspora to complement the resistance in Palestine in pursuit of a free homeland.
In 2015, a coalition of Students for Justice in Palestine chapters in New York City came together to form NYC Students for Justice in Palestine. Our intentions were to strengthen SJPs on campus while building a space to organize youth for Palestine off-campus.
After nearly three years of organizing as NYC SJP, we formally expanded our organization into Within our Lifetime | United for Palestine (WOL) in March 2018. Since then we have been in the process of answering the question, “What comes after student organizing?”
From Trump’s announcement of the US embassy move to Jerusalem to Ahed Tamimi’s arrest and imprisonment in December 2017, we hit the ground running in 2018 mobilizing for Palestine.
As our people on the front lines of the Great Return March in Gaza and throughout Palestine have escalated their struggle for liberation and return, we too have sought to escalate our efforts in NYC. Below, snapshots from 2018. A year in review in photos.
Friday March 15, 2019
Within Our Lifetime presents: "Ya Tayr al Tayir: An Evening of Palestinian Dabke, Music and Culture" يا طير الطاير
People’s Forum (320 W. 37th St.) 6:30 - 10:00 pm (doors open at 6 pm) Sliding scale donation: $10 - $15 - $20 (no one will be turned away!)
This past summer Within Our Lifetime, a Palestinian led community youth organization, launched our Bay Ridge Cultural Resistance program in the heart of the largest Palestinian and Arab community in NYC. Through dabke lessons (Palestinian folk dance), educational workshops, rallies and more, we have been building a new collective space for youth and students from the community to become immersed in the revolutionary history of Palestinian art and culture as we build the movement for Palestinian liberation and return.
After our Bay Ridge Cultural Resistance dabke group performed at The People's Forum this past November, we are returning Friday, March 15. Want to learn how to do dabke? Been wondering how you can get involved in Within Our Lifetime and the movement for Palestine? Join us on March 15 for a full evening celebrating Palestinian cultural resistance through dabke, art, poetry, music, food and more! Save the date and help us spread the word by inviting your friends! Check in on Facebook and share here!