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Right to Education International Student Conference Tuesday, July 27th 2010 TBA
The last few years have witnessed a significant surge in student activism directed towards holding Israel accountable for its systematic violations of international law. In particular, students have focused on violations of the fundamental right to education (Article 26 of UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights, to which Israel is a signatory) in occupied Palestine.
After the war on Gaza, Palestine activism has been able to combine raising awareness and bringing attention to the issues with finding effective ways to advance Palestinian rights and isolate the Israeli Apartheid regime. In Europe and the US, the dramatic student occupations have combined with growing interest and support for the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement and the annual Israel Apartheid Week are notable examples of what progress activism can achieve in reframing the paradigm and demonstrating the oppressive policies of Israel in occupied Palestine.
Student movements are always flexible and always changing. The ebb and flow of new ideas and the fresh approach brought by new members can always strengthen their respective movements. This conference intends to help coordinate the different movements and add to its effectiveness on an international scale. By coming together we can make new connections and learn from each other for the benefit of the campaign as a whole.
Endorsed by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) and the The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Campaign National Committee (BNC)