SJP Midwest is raising money to send students to national conference
Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) Midwest will attend the fifth annual National Students for Justice in Palestine (NSJP) conference. SJP Midwest wants to send delegates from each SJP chapter in the region to the national conference from October 9th-11th, so it is fundraising to be able to afford the costs.
SJP Midwest needs $10,000 to send some of the students who are apart of the network to San Diego to take part in the national conference. The regional group continues to grow and needs help from community members to build upon that growth. Those who would like to contribute can do so by clicking here.
The NSJP Conference is an annual conference which gives chapters from around the nation the opportunity to connect with each other and build a larger network and support system. SJP views this conference as a crucial and necessary step in improving the Palestine solidarity movement on U.S. campuses.
The theme for this years’ conference is “From Campuses to Communities: Building a Vision for the Future.” The conference will have space for SJP students to work together and strengthen relationships on a national level.
The fifth NSJP conference will be held at San Diego State University (SDSU) in California. SDSU has a history of creating movements on their own campus and bringing communities together. SDSU launched a divestment campaign last year and had the student body vote through a referendum. They fell short of amount of students needed to pass the vote.
SJP Midwest is a network of students from different states in the Midwest region. The regional group was created at the National SJP conference in 2013 and it aims to connect chapters in the region. The network recently held its second annual conference in Chicago earlier this month.