Written by US Campaign US Campaign
Published: 02 September 2011 02 September 2011
Once a year, activists and member groups of our coalitions come together to discuss the current work of the movement and to help shape the work of the US Campaign.
Join the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation for our 10th Annual National Organizers' Conference in Washington, DC, September 16-19, 2011 at the historic Thurgood Marshall Center!
The Thurgood Marshall Center served as the nation's first full-service YMCA for African-Americans. We’re honored and delighted to hold this year’s conference at such a historic venue!
We're delighted to announce that our fantastic lineup includes syndicated columnist Rami Khouri, whose writing has informed public opinion throughout Europe, the Americas, and the Arab World; political analyst Omar Barghouti, whose recent book on Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) is a must-read; Phyllis Bennis, who directs the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies and serves on the US Campaign's Steering Committee; and more to be announced in the coming weeks!
We're also thrilled that internationally renowned violinist and oud player Simon Shaheen will perform at our Saturday night benefit concert. Simon is applauded for his unique and masterful fusion of Arab, jazz and Western classical styles.
We hope you will be able to join us to reflect on our coalition's past and current work, our achievements and struggles, and to help us set the stage to end U.S. support of Israeli occupation and apartheid.