G.F. Dugan

A problem in our own backyard

If you are disturbed by what is happening in Gaza, it’s time to fight for prison abolition in the U.S., too

Grace Dugan is a freelance writer and career advisor who grew up in New Hampshire. She lives in the woods with her husband, cats, chickens, and a lizard.

Back in 2008, when I started as a freshman in college, I was quickly introduced to the plight of the Palestinian people by members of my college's BDS (boycott, divest, and sanction) movement.

At the time, it was a relatively niche progressive interest to speak up about justice for Palestinian people, but the movement at my college was strong and well-organized, and in 2009 we became the first college in the U.S. to divest financially from Israel.

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