Join Tzedek Collective for this webinar on Thursday, February 22nd at 7:30pm in an important conversation between Yassir Morsi, Steven Friedman, and Alana Lentin on the role of solidarity in the work of antiracism and discrimination.

Israel’s ongoing genocide in Palestine has led to a surge in incidents of Islamophobia, Antisemitism, and Anti-Palestinianism across the world. What role can solidarity play between our communities in building networks of care and resistance?

We are kindly asking for donations to go to Palestine Justice Movement Sydney (PJMS) to assist with local Palestinian organising.


Dr. Yassir Morsi holds a Ph.D. in Politics and is a practicing provisional psychologist. He is known for his exploration of racism and its implications in the modern world. In his book, “Radical Skin, Moderate Masks,” he looked deeply into the intersection of Islamophobia, the War on Terror, and the political psychology underpinning racism and violence. His work is marked by an understanding of how social and political narratives foster and perpetuate otherness, especially against Muslim communities.

Dr. Steven Friedman is a Research Professor in the Humanities Faculty, University of Johannesburg. He is a student of politics whose prime interest is the theory and practice of democracy. He has published books on radical thought and practice in South Africa, the role of collective action in establishing and maintaining democracy and the dynamics of democracy in South Africa. He has also maintained an interest, in thought and practice, in the relationship between Zionism and apartheid and their implications for Jewish identity. These interests are discussed in his recently published book Good Jew, Bad Jew: Racism, AntiSemitism and the Assault on Meaning          

Teacher and writer, Dr. Alana Lentin is a Jewish European woman who is a settler on Gadigal-Wangal land (Sydney, Australia). She works on the critical theorization of race, racism and antiracism. Her latest book is Why Race Still Matters (Polity 2020) and she previously published The Crises of Multiculturalism: Racism in a neoliberal age with Gavan Titley (Zed, 2011), Racism: A beginner’s guide (2008) and Racism and Antiracism in Europe (Pluto, 2004). She co-edits the Rowman & Littlefield ‘Challenging Migration Studies’ books series and the ‘Decolonization and Social Worlds’ series at Bristol University Press. Her academic and media articles as well as videos, podcasts, and teaching materials are free to be used and available at

Moderator:This panel will be moderated by Ethan (he/him). Ethan lives on Wangal land but was raised in the Jewish community established on unceded Wurundjeri land. He is undertaking a year of Honours in cultural studies at the University of Sydney where he will be researching how mainstream Jewish institutions in ‘Australia’ understand and articulate Jewish identity in these settler colonial contexts.