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4th Annual National Organizers' Conference, Atlanta, GA, July 29-August 1

co-sponsored by GSU Students for Peace and Justice and Middle East Peace Education Program, AFSC-Southeast

Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia

The US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation is proud to announce its 4th Annual National Organizers Conference, July 29-August 1, 2005 at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA.  Please join us for an exciting weekend of networking and strategizing to end US support for the Israeli occupation.
On the ground, the Israeli occupation continues to maintain a stranglehold on Palestinian life as the Wall continues to grow and West Bank Israeli settlements expand under the shadow of the unilateral Gaza “withdrawal,” dispossessing thousands more Palestinians of their land and livelihoods.  However, we have also seen many exciting and encouraging developments in the last year, such as the International Court of Justice’s advisory opinion on the illegality of Israel’s Wall and the many divestment resolutions that have been considered and even passed in churches, city councils, and on university campuses.  Let’s keep the ball rolling!
Drawing on input from our membership, and from our experience with developing the last two national organizers’ conferences, we have created a conference agenda that gives you more opportunities to strategize and network with each other, and have minimized long lectures and panel presentations.  Our goals for this conference are: 
  • To deepen and broaden our national movement by contributing some of our skills and resources to one of the Campaign’s priority areas (which were voted on by members at the ’03 and ’04 national conferences) so that we can win that goal, establishing strategies with targets and indicators to show us we’re on track.
  •  To promote networking and sharing of experience and resources among member groups through skills-building and member-led workshops.
  • To draw on each other’s knowledge, expertise, and creativity to develop medium and long term strategies to handle the changing political situation in Palestine vis-à-vis US-based organizing. 

Pre-Conference Documents
Background and Strategy Paper, Annual Report, Campaign Proposals.
NB: You must register and pay or make payment arrangements by WEDNESDAY, JULY 27th at 9:00 am in order guarantee that you will receive conference materials and meals. After this date you may still register online or on-site, however we cannot guarantee that you will receive all conference materials and meals for registrations after this deadline.
Locations, Lodging, Transportation and Parking
Campaign Proposal Guidelines
How to submit proposals for campaigns
Campaign Proposals
The following proposals will be voted on by US Campaign membership at the 4th National Conference on July 30th at 10:45 a.m. Only one proposal will be chosen as the priority for US Campaign work in 2005-2006. Please note that in order to vote you must be a representative of a member organization of the US Campaign that is in "good standing."