“The freedom ride represents the aspirations of the Palestinian people to be freed from an illegal occupation, to exercise rights of self-determination, and to demand justice after decades of oppression. The freedom ride represents as well the freedom of movement and a movement for freedom. Those who ride for and with Palestinians answer the call for global solidarity, and demand a free Palestine. We all must heed that call.”  Judith Butler, Author and Philosopher

From September 23rd to October 1st 2012, people from around the world will engage in a solidarity ride through the West Bank. An ensemble of Palestinian artists will enact personal accounts of community members, giving voice to experiences of daily life under military occupation.

The Freedom Theatre is a non-profit organisation that depends on donations to keep its various projects going. The Freedom Bus is no exception. Recently, the Freedom Bus was selected by the GlobalGiving Foundation to participate in its Open Challenge, an online fundraising opportunity for non-profit organisations around the world. In order to succeed in GlobalGiving’s Open Challenge, we must raise $4,000 from 50 donors within the month of April. 

We ask all our friends around the world to help us step up to the challenge! Here is what you can do:
– Donate to The Freedom Bus at http://globalgiving.org/projects/freedombus
– Spread the word: call or email your friends, family members and colleagues and ask them to donate
– Post a link to http://globalgiving.org/projects/freedombus on your facebook page, blog, twitter or website, asking people to support The Freedom Bus.
– Join forces with colleagues, family members or friends to organize a fundraising event, online or offline, for the Freedom Bus. Contact us for help with organizing and advertizing the event.

Please remember that every donation counts, no matter how big or small!
On the Freedom Bus page http://globalgiving.org/projects/freedombus you will find examples of how different amounts will contribute to the project. And we are happy to tell our US friends that donations to our project through the GlobalGiving.com site are 100% tax deductible!
We thank you for your continued support and welcome you onboard the Freedom Bus!
Website: www.freedombus.ps
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/thefreedombus
Twitter: #Freedombuspal
E-mail: freedombus@thefreedomtheatre.org