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Palestine Solidarity Pods

For Palestinians and Allies for a Free Palestine

Join us for this offering for Palestinians across the diaspora and allies for a Free Palestine.
In response to the emergent need for a community resourcing space as we continue to bear witness to the continued genocide of the Palestinian people, we will be holding a weekly pod meeting. Facilitated by Desiree Magsombol, Devika Shankar, and Gia Hasan, these virtual, hour-long sessions will provide relational building in community  support and practical body-based tools to sustain care, hope, and action.


5pm PST/ 8pm EST



This group may feel supportive for you if you are experiencing: 

  • Anger
  • Rage
  • Loneliness
  • Hopelessness
  • Powerlessness
  • Survivor’s Guilt
  • Heartbreak
  • Grief
The Palestinian flag blowing across a sunset

What to expect in solidarity pods:

As responsive facilitators, we will hold space for the range of experiences people are having right now and offer practical body-based tools that will help you to practice accountability and to sustain your rage, energy, optimism, and advocacy for a free Palestine in our lifetimes.
As we convene as a group connected by the work of Palestinian Liberation in a virtual space, we will begin with an embodied practice, followed by a prompt. We will then invite you to a breakout session which may be one of the following, as needed:
  • people new to the work
  • people with more familiarity
  • people who are directly impacted by the genocide (Palestinians, Arabs, Muslims)
  • people who wish to practice tools including the therapeutic tremor
  • people who are new to body based tools

Facilitation Team

Desiree Magsombol
Devika Shankar
Gia Mariam Hasan
We offer these solidarity pods in alignment and integrity with our organizational values. You can see our values here.
Have questions or need help signing up? Email Desiree at and we will get back to you as soon as possible.