COMING UP THIS WEEK
General Body Meeting
IN THE NEWS
PRESS RELEASE: STUDENTS FOR JUSTICE IN PALESTINE DECRIES FAILURE TO SUPPORT PALESTINIAN STUDENTS AND HUMAN RIGHTS AT USAC HEARING
"As a movement dedicated to justice and equality, our organization was proud to center this process on the voices of Palestinians on campus, and humbled to be joined by a wide ranging coalition of students and student organizations who believe in solidarity and whose support was so meaningful to us last night and throughout this year...
We eagerly look forward to, and continue to work ceaselessly towards, the day that our University's student government votes to support Palestinian students' equality, and to release them from a condition in which they are forced to participate in their own oppression. We have every confidence that that day is approaching rapidly."
Prison Divestment Bill passes:
SJP at UCLA congratulates Afrikan Student Union on the passage of "A Resolution to Divest from Corporations Supporting the Private Prison Industry" Read about the passage of the resolution here.
New SJP blog posts:
On Divestment and "True Justice"
A Rainbow of Reasons to Support Divestment
Honor Mandela by viewing Palestine with the same moral clarity as apartheid South Africa
"As we mark the death of Nelson Mandela and think about his legacy here at UCLA, we must recognize that 1974 and 2014 are not so different. Today we are investing in a very similar kind of apartheid. A new set of corporations are providing the goods and services that are required in order to deny Palestinians the same basic freedoms that blacks in South Africa were denied for so long. And a new set of students are joining the divestment movement across the state. If Mandela’s legacy lives on, it must be in our constant effort to understand our relationship to systems of oppression. It must be in our struggle for divestment from oppressive systems like the prison industrial complex in our own country and the apartheid system operating in Palestine today."
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