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10th Annual National Organizers' Conference, 2011

"Looking Back, Moving Forward: 
How to Align U.S. Policy With Freedom, Justice, Equality"

Thurgood Marshall Center
1816 12th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009

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.

An Inspiring 10th Annual Conference!
September 30th, 2011
A brief wrap-up. See the conference report below for more detail.
Conference Report (PDF)
A six-page summary of major events, learnings and election results that will impact our coalition's work for the coming year. Includes links to video footage and other documents. PDF download.
Conference Photo Album
See pictures of the plenaries, workshops, benefit concert, our new Steering Committee, and more!
Conference Video Highlights
We video-recorded the following plenary sessions from Saturday, September 17. Those will remain permanently available here.
Download Conference Materials
Review the Conference Agenda, Proposals, Annual Report, Strategy Paper, and more!
Benefit Concert with Simon Shaheen
We will be marking our coalition’s 10th annual conference with a special benefit concert with world renowned violinist and oud player, Simon Shaheen!
Past Conferences
See reports from the US Campaign's previous National Organizers' Conferences.
Only Three Days Left Until the 10th Annual National Organizers' Conference!
by Rana Libdeh, Membership & Outreach Coordinator
September 13th, 2011
Next week, join events with Simon Shaheen, Omar Barghouti, Helena Cobban, Rami Khouri & more
by Mike Coogan, Legislative Coordinator
September 7th, 2011
Don't Forget: "Early Bird" Registration, Proposals, and Workshops Due this Friday!
by Rana Libdeh, Membership & Outreach Coordinator
August 16th, 2011
You’re invited to a special benefit concert with Simon Shaheen, world-renowned oud player!
by Rana Libdeh, Membership & Outreach Coordinator
August 2nd, 2011
We've Got an Amazing Conference Coming Up! Register Today!
by Rana Libdeh, Membership and Outreach Coordinator
July 14th, 2011
Steering Committee Election
Check here if you would like to run for an open Steering Committee position with the US Campaign.
Member Group Workshop Submissions
US Campaign member groups in good standing are allowed to hold grassroots workshops during the Sunday session. Click here to submit your organization's workshop proposal.