“Encouraging divestment lifts the voices of Palestinians on and off this campus.”Occupation: Student
University: George Washington University
Organizations: Students for Justice in Palestine, Jewish Voice for Peace
Abby Brook is a Jewish-American activist committed to advocacy and education about Palestine and anti-imperial and indigenous struggles. She currently attends George Washington University (GWU) where she studies International Affairs and has been deeply involved with Palestinian solidarity work.
Her activism with Students for Justice in Palestine on campus has included organizing a divestment campaign at George Washington University, coordinating speakers such as Angela Davis, and organizing numerous educational events. Brook joined protests that advocate for Palestinian human rights, alongside international organizations such as JVP and USCPR. She is also in the process of founding a Jewish Voices for Peace chapter at GWU.
In 2017, Abby worked as a fellow for Jewish Voice for Peace where she performed research, created, and facilitated workshops.
Abby currently interns with the Middle East Advocacy Program at Amnesty International. With Amnesty, she has published several articles related to the Middle East, performed research on the U.S.’s arms transfers, assisted in programming, and multiple campaigns, including the Settlements Ban Campaign.
She resides in Washington D.C. and will graduate this Spring. She hopes to continue her studies of Arabic and Palestinian solidarity work in the region after she graduates.