Now it looks like the organizers found a workaround.
This is the DC stop of a national tour organized by Friends of Sabeel- North America.
Combining grassroots community engagement with municipal boycotts, community actions, testimony, and education campaigns, the tour–No Child Behind Bars: Living Resistance From the US to Palestine–explores state violence, particularly the criminalization and detention of youth in Palestine and the US. The tour focuses on the interests and powers that reinforce these systems, with the goal of destabilizing them and breaking them down.
The tour will feature three speakers:
Ahed Tamimi is 15 years old, charismatic, and articulate. She will be speaking from her home in Nabi Saleh, Occupied West Bank.
Amanda Weatherspoon is a Unitarian Universalist minister and Black liberation activist in the Bay Area. Her ministry is centered on collective liberation with an intersectional approach.
Nadya Tannous is a writer and organizer in the Bay Area. She has researched the detention of Palestinian minors since 2013.
Meanwhile her father and film director Bassem Tamimi has just posted something that seems to confirm my suspicion she is not 15 years old as is being claimed.
We first saw her “activism” back in 2012. If she was 12 back then, then she was born in 2000. Which puts her at 17, since she just celebrated her birthday.