Hey all! We are pleased to announce that we will be at Passport to ASU this year- on Wednesday, August 15 from 6:30pm-9pm on Tempe campus! More info to come!
Change in plans, we will not have a meeting this Friday or next Friday due to finals. Best of luck with finals, have an awesome summer break, and we hope to see you all again in the fall!
SJP at ASU
We here at ASU SJP apologize for not letting you all know sooner that we would not have a meeting yesterday. Our sincerest apologies. But we shall be back next friday, the 27th!
On February 10th of 2015, members of Undergraduate Students Association Council (USAC) at UCLA interviewed Rachel Beyda, a student candidate who was running for a position on the Judicial Board. One of the council members asked Beyda if her Jewish background would influence her performance as a student leader. The recording of the session meeting is available online.
Jewish people have continually endured detestable and unacceptable discrimination. This incident is yet another manifestation of such outrageous and distressing prejudice. We, as members of Students for Justice in Palestine at ASU, denounce the unjustified interrogation of this student and the subsequent offensive discussion of her identity as deplorable and anti-Semitic.
If such anti-Semitism was used with the intention of defending a social justice movement, then the perpetrators have no place in the movement.
SJP at ASU
We submitted this letter to the State Press on March 31, 2015.
Join us in hearing independent journalist Rania Khalek speak about how Israel uses Palestine as a laboratory to test and refine weapons and methods of domination and control, which are then exported to regimes around the world for use on other marginalized populations.
Rania Khalek is an independent journalist who has written for Salon, AlterNet, Al Jazeera America, In These Times, The Nation, Vice and many other widely read independent publications. She’s a regular contributor to Truthout, the gender columnist at Extra! (published by Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting) and is a blogger for The Electronic Intifada, where she is on the editorial board. She also co-hosts a weekly podcast called Unauthorized Disclosure with journalist Kevin Gosztola, covering a range of underreported topics relating to national security and US foreign policy from perspectives that are often missing from the mainstream press.
The event will be held at ASU Tempe in CDN 68 at 6:00pm. We recommend parking in Lot 20 or 14. Everyone is welcome!
Starting February 16th, we will be hosting Israeli Apartheid Week. During this time, we will be hosting two speakers, showing a documentary, and of course having our Mock Apartheid Wall event. For more information and to RSVP, click here.
List of events:
WEDNESDAY: Mock Apartheid Wall | Hayden Lawn | Feb 18th
Please join us for a discussion with journalist Dan Cohen as he shares with us his experience reporting in Gaza during and after Operation Protective Edge. The event will be held at the Tempe campus in room PSH151 at 6:00pm.
We hope you can make it!
Recently, we’ve been getting quite a few questions about SJP ASU’s stance on the conflict in Syria. Many people have wondered whose “side” we are on, what our beliefs are, etc.
Earlier this year (24 Jan. 2014 to be exact) we signed on to a statement that detailed our position on this very relevant topic. We signed this so that our stance is clearly defined, so as to no longer cause confusion.
If you wish to read our statement, please click HERE. Thank you!
This Thursday at 7:00, SJP ASU is hosting a lecture by Fr. Bob Holmes and Mr. Amos Gvirtz. They will be speaking on many points; however, the focus will be Israeli demolition of Palestinian homes.
For more information, including bios of the speakers, time, and location, please click here.
To RSVP to the Facebook event, please click here.
We hope to see you there!
Please join SJP ASU in our showing of the Oscar nominated documentary “5 Broken Cameras”! This compelling film from 2011 chronicles recent struggles of a Palestinian village to resist the occupation with non-violent means. We will be showing this documentary on October 10, 2013. The show will begin at 7:00pm at the outdoor stage North of the Memorial Union. (The film is approximately 90 minutes long.) To view the event on Facebook, and/or to invite your family and friends, please click here. We hope to see you there!Thank you!