American Muslims for Palestine is a “national education and grassroots-based organization, dedicated to educating the American public about Palestine and its rich cultural, historical and religious heritage.” Since 2015, AMP has held an annual Palestine Advocacy Day and Training weekend to educate activists, students, and leaders from across the nation on advocacy for Palestine. Taher Herzallah, the Associate Director for AMP, has announced that there will be some modifications to this year’s Advocacy Day.
Historically, this has been an in-person event, and there was a record-breaking registration of attendees for this year’s planned event. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, original plans were cancelled, but AMP has announced that they will be holding a Virtual Palestine Advocacy Day this year – which could reach even more people nationwide.
This year’s Virtual Palestine Advocacy Day is on, and will be held September 14-18, 2020. This event is open to all advocates for Palestine, and will be one of its kind. Taher says that it could break the record for attendees, given that anyone can attend from the comfort of their homes, and there is only a small $10 registration fee. Taher Herzallah is a renowned activist in the Muslim American community, and has been featured on Al-Jazeera, Electronic Intifada, Islamicity, and the FOSNA Palestine speaker list for his work.