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Palestine Education Project

Palestine Education Project

The Palestine Education Project (PEP) is a multi-racial, multi-ethnic collective of educators, activists and artists based in New York City, Beirut and Ramallah. PEP is committed to popular education about colonization and resistance in Palestine and examining the connections between the struggle for justice in Palestine and that of oppressed people in the U.S./Turtle Island. We believe that popular education can in itself be a tool for resisting oppression, and that the classroom can and should be a place where walls are dismantled and solidarity fostered. Visit the PEP website at:

The same ground you walk on, we do too…

These words, excerpted from a poem written by Tyeema, one of our students, and translated into Arabic for a mural now hanging in Balata Refugee Camp in Nablus, speak to a journey we have been making with students and educators in Brooklyn for the past three years.
Drawing on popular education models, and making use of grassroots media tools such as digital stories, hip-hop tracks and poster art, the Palestine Education Project (PEP) teaches a class we call “Slingshot Hip Hop: Culture and Resistance from Brooklyn to Palestine” at a small alternative high school.