The Freedom Bus project is an initiative of The Freedom Theatre that uses interactive theatre and cultural activism to bear witness, raise awareness and build alliances throughout occupied Palestine and beyond.
Endorsers of the Freedom Bus include Alice Walker, Noam Chomsky, Angela Davis, Judith Butler, John Berger, Peter Brook, Omar Barghouti, Ramy Essam, Maya Angelou and Mairead Maguire. (For a full list of endorsers, click here)
Join the Freedom Bus and take a stand for justice in occupied Palestine!
Join the 2015 Freedom Ride! In March 2015, students, artists and activists from across Palestine and abroad will join communities in marginalized areas who are at risk of forced expulsion from their ancestral homelands. Tentative dates for the 2015 Freedom Ride are March 15-30. The ride will include building and reconstruction work, protective presence activity, guided walks, interactive workshops and cultural events. Through Playback Theatre, community members will share personal accounts about the realities of life and struggle under settler colonialism, military occupation and structural apartheid.
See photos and statements from previous participants here.
The freedom ride represents the aspirations of the Palestinian people to be freed from an illegal occupation, to exercize 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