Fri 27 October 2017, 9:15am to Sun 29 October 2017, 10:15am
National SJP Conference
University of Houston4800 Calhoun Rd, Houston, TX 77004, United States
Our 2017 National Students for Justice in Palestine Conference will be held on Friday-Sunday, October 27-29, hosted by University of Houston Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) in Houston, TX. Our theme will be "A Reimagined World: Dismantling Walls from Palestine to the Rio Grande."
In the face of expanding settlements, walls, and state violence, we call for a reimagined world. At our first-ever national conference in the South, student organizers will be convening in a region with a distinct legacy of the displacement and theft, enslavement and disenfranchisement, and exploitation and domination of oppressed peoples. Today, we witness the continuation of these structures enshrined in the walls of immigration detention camps, the texts of racist state laws, and the blueprints of border walls and fences. Though they are distinct, we find parallels between the Zionist project and its settler colonial counterpart, the United States of America.