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Saturday, March 5, 2011 - 12:00pm - 6:30pm

Campus Organizing Conference

Campus Organizing Conference


For Peace and Justice in Israel and Palestine

AFSC Campus Organizing Conference


Join Campus Organizers for Educational Panels and Interactive Workshops!

  • Share Success Stories from Campus Activism, Blogs and Advocacy Campaigns
  • Learn how to Overcome Organizing Disasters & “Stump the Chump” with Area Experts
  • Workshops on Media & Messaging, Getting Started on Your Campus, Creative Actions, Building Bridges and Alliances   

Speakers include: Rae Abileah, Maimuna Ahmed, Anna Baltzer, Jennifer Bing, Max Blumenthal, Shirien Damra, Felicia Eaves, Noura Erakat, Adam Horowitz, Mark Lance, Michael Merryman-Lotze, Abdelnasser Rashid, Miryam Rashid, Josh Ruebner, Brian Van Slyke, and more

Who: Young Adults (18 to early 30s) committed to securing a just and sustainable peace in Israel and Palestine

What: Participatory workshops, interactive presentations and panel discussion designed to increase your understanding of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and help you take on a leadership role within the Israel-Palestine peace and justice movement. Click here for the full conference agenda.

Where: Washington, D.C. - venue details below

Conference participants may also register to participate in the 3rd annual “Grassroots Advocacy Training and Lobby Day” organized by Interfaith Peace-Builders and the US Campaign to End the Israeli occupation.  More information on this event may be found below.  We will also be sponsoring an evening book reading at Busboys and Poets: "Telling the Story of Gaza".  Click for more information.

Registration Options: Participants may register for either the AFSC conference only or both the AFSC and IFPB/US Campaign conferences.  Those who register for both conferences from AFSC's website will receive a special discount rate.

AFSC Conference Only $ 35.00

AFSC and IFPB/US Campaign Conference $ 70.00

(Registration fee includes lunch)

Click Here to Register


Some Scholarships Available – See the attached document below for details. 

Housing: AFSC has reserved the William Penn House located at 515 East Capitol St. SE for Saturday, March 5th and Sunday, March 6th.  William Penn House can accommodate up to 30 guests at a cost per guest of $30.00 per night.  Housing is available dorm style, with two rooms holding 4 and 10 people available for women and similar sized rooms available to accommodate men.  A single room for two people is also available.  Accommodations at William Penn house are available on a first come first serve basis. Individuals wishing to reserve a room should send an email to detailing how many spaces they wish to reserve and whether the guests will be male or female.  More information on William Penn House can be found here.


Interfaith Peace-Builders Grassroots Advocacy Training & Lobby Day

The Campus Organizing Conference is being held in coordination with the 3rd Annual Grassroots Advocacy Training and Lobby Day on March 6th and 7th which are being organized by Interfaith Peace-Builders and the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation.  This event will provide seasoned organizers and new activists with the skills and experience needed to make a real impact.  Gain access to resources on US aid to Israel and learn from experts in the field. The lobby day occurs in the first weeks of the new Congress, at a crucial time to have your voice heard in Washington.  If you haven’t already registered for this event we would encourage you to do so.  Please also help us by spreading the word about this event to friends and colleagues.  You can find the announcement to forward at and you can download the flyer at


Sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee in cooperation with Interfaith Peace-Builders and the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation. 


Contact Information: 

215-241-7162 or 312-427-2533 x 19

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AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more

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