Sunday, October 25, 2009

2009 National Campus Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions Conference

The 2009 National Campus Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions Conference, taking place Nov 20th - Nov 22nd at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. Find out more and register at: http://www.hsjp.org/2009/09/21/CampusBDS/">http://www.hsjp.org/2009/09/21/CampusBDS/>http://www.hsjp.org/2009/09/21/CampusBDS/


Friday, October 2, 2009

Boycotts Go Back to School!

This fall, as college students return to campus, the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, in partnership with Hampshire College Students for Justice in Palestine, is organizing a five-city boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) tour across the country.

Ever since the dynamic student organizers at Hampshire got their university to divest from corporations supporting Israeli occupation and apartheid, we have been planning with them how to spread successful campus boycott and divestment campaigns to other campuses around the country.

In October, we're taking all of our research and resources on the road, stopping in Milwaukee, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Columbus, and Amherst to spark and strengthen BDS campaigns. Support this tour by clicking here to make a tax-deductible donation now.

The energy at our recent national organizers' conference demonstrated that now is the time to move forward with focused, strategic BDS work. Experts as diverse as Omar Barghouti (of PACBI) and Howard Kohr (of AIPAC) agree that we are at a critical moment for BDS. You can help make this tour a success and help spread the BDS movement in the United States by clicking here.
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The US Campaign's National Organizer, organizers from Hampshire SJP, and other experts will offer skills-building workshops and hold public events free of charge at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee (Oct 7-10), Emory University (Oct 18-20), the University of Pittsburgh (Oct 22-24), and the Ohio State University (Oct 23-25). Finally, we're partnering with Hampshire SJP to present at their national campus BDS conference in Amherst Nov. 20-22nd. These conferences will offer students and faculty the skills and knowledge they need to launch and sustain successful boycott and divestment campaigns on their campuses and in their communities. With your support we will continue this organizing effort at campuses in California, North Carolina, and Virginia in the spring.

Learn more about the US Campaign's effort to bring BDS organizing resources and trainings to campuses across the United States by clicking here. To register for a campus BDS conference in your area email the US Campaign's National Organizer here. Find out more about the national BDS conference at Hampshire College this November here

 

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