Patta 4 Palestine
Patta Stands for Freedom, Solidarity, and Intersectionality
At Patta, we believe in the liberation of all people, no matter where they are in the world. We hold a fundamental principle close to our hearts: no human is illegal. In a world filled with divisions, we stand for unity and the right to self-determination for all. In the face of the ongoing injustice in Palestine, Patta feels compelled to speak up. Our commitment to social justice extends beyond borders, and we stand in solidarity with those who seek freedom and justice. We support the rights and dignity of all people, irrespective of their background.
As a black-owned brand, we understand the importance of solidarity and allyship. We've been there, shoulder to shoulder, in recent times when our community faced its own challenges and rose up during the Black Lives Matter movement. Now, it's time for us to stand tall again. Just as we've supported each other, we stand with our allies who are seeking peace and justice in the Middle East.
Our stance is rooted in the belief that everyone deserves respect and the right to live in a safe and just world. We recognize that our team and community are diverse, and we wholeheartedly support the idea of intersectionality. We understand the complexities of growing up in a diaspora, facing a unique set of challenges, and navigating through the multiple facets of identity. By speaking up on the ongoing injustice in Palestine we reaffirm our commitment to liberation, justice, peace, and the freedom of all people. We stand against hatred, discrimination, and violence in all its forms.
Patta will continue to use its platform to educate our community and promote unity, understanding, and the collective pursuit of emancipation for everyone. Because at the heart of our brand, we got love for all, and that's a principle we'll never compromise on.
Here is a selection of videos you can watch to be informed about the history of the situation:
The Israel-Palestine conflict: a brief, simple history
Dr. Gabor Maté on Israel/Palestine
What trauma do children suffer in Israel's war on Gaza?
Here are some journalists who are reporting on the region:
Here are some platforms that you can follow if you wish to stay up to date with what is going on:
Here are some charities you can support:
If you wish to support those affected, there are several meaningful actions you can take:
Sign a petition to demand an immediate ceasefire, advocating for peace and the safety of those caught in the crossfire.
Raise your voice, attend protests, and stand in solidarity with those affected by the crisis. Show your support through active participation.
Pressure your government by contacting your local city council or parliamentarians. Urge them to take diplomatic action and address the situation in Gaza.
Be vigilant about your choices in the next elections. Vote for candidates who prioritize peace, humanitarian efforts, and international cooperation.
Educate your social circles about the ongoing situation and engage in tough conversations to foster awareness and empathy.
Consider purchasing an eSim to ensure people in the region have access to the internet, enabling them to stay connected and informed during challenging times.
Here are the steps to follow if you want to buy an eSim:
Go to Nomad and click on the menu in the top right-hand side, and click on Shop Plans
After clicking on Data, scroll all the way down. The Middle East plan is at the very bottom of the list of data plans.
After choosing the Middle East plan choose how much you want to pay, then enter your card details and acknowledge everything.
Ignore the next part. You don't want to install anything. Just wait for an email with a QR code for activation. Make a screenshot of the QR code.
Send the screenshot of the QR code to GAZAESIMS@GMAIL.COM