In the event you’d gone to “ArizonaPalestine.org” in March, you might have gone to a plant sale.
Agave and vegetable seedlings had been supplied on the market; additionally milkweed, Jamaican hibiscus, and “even mesquite” to learn a handful of native social justice teams: Coalición de Derechos Humanos, Jewish Voice for Peace, Tucson Second Likelihood Group Bail Fund, and O’odham Anti-Border Collective.
This was all below the umbrella of the Arizona Palestine Solidarity Alliance. The operative phrase right here, “solidarity.”
Retired nurse Sarah Roberts volunteers in a world knowledgeable by solidarity. For her, solidarity with marginalized individuals means “strolling with, listening to, and centering the voices of straight impacted individuals, and being not simply an ally, however an confederate, which incorporates being prepared to take a threat.”
Famously activist, but additionally famously modest, 65-year-old Roberts agreed to speak about her participation in Southern Arizona social justice actions provided that the main focus of the article can be on the work, and never on her.
Among the actions she has been part of — and brought dangers for — embody Humane Borders, Tucson Samaritans, No Extra Deaths, the St. Michael’s Guatemala Challenge, and, at the moment and considerably, the Arizona Palestine Solidarity Alliance, Maintain Tucson Collectively, and Pima County Justice for All.