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Listen: On 50+ years as an activist (coeditor of A Land With A People interviewed on Here4TheKids podcast)

Saira Ro, of the podcast Here4 The Kids, recently welcomed Esther Farmer, one of the coeditors of A Land With A People, to discuss her participation in recent actions demanding justice for the Palestinian People.

Farmer spent more than 50 years of her life as an activist, fighting for racial equity on college campuses, and advocating a free Palestinian state. Farmer is on the leadership team of the New York branch of Jewish Voice for Peace, which has been one of the groups leading the peaceful protests against the Israeli genocide. She was part of the demonstration recently where Jewish elder women chained themselves to the White House fence to demand action from President Biden.

Ro explored Farmer’s origins as the American-born daughter fervently anti-Zionist parents, one of whom was a Palestinian Jew. Farmer’s parents were active politically, causing the FBI to visit her house several times as a child and leading her father to be brought before the House Un-American Committee to testify.

Listen below or at Here4 The Kids

A Land With a People: Palestinians and Jews Confront Zionism

A Land With a People: Palestinians and Jews Confront Zionism, edited by Esther Farmer, Rosalind Petchesky & Sarah Sills.

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