10th Annual National Organizers' Conference, 2011
"Looking Back, Moving Forward:
How to Align U.S. Policy With Freedom, Justice, Equality"
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.
This year's 10th Annual National Organizers' Conference in Washington, DC, September 16-19, 2011 was held 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 to have held this year's conference at such a historic venue!
The fantastic lineup included 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!
Renowned violinist and oud player Simon Shaheen performed at our Saturday night benefit concert. Simon is applauded for his unique and masterful fusion of Arab, jazz and Western classical styles.
Thank you to all who joined 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.