Students for Justice in Palestine
Our organization is committed to spreading awareness and sparking dialogue about an issue that largely goes undiscussed, namely the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. We are a non-partisan group dedicated to shedding light on the humanitarian aspects of the Israeli occupation and debunking the political misconceptions associated with it. SJP does this by use of present and past media, more specifically op-eds from Israeli news sources, public documentary film screenings, guest speakers and cultural events.
Our aim is to encourage discussion and debate that allow for different voices to be heard and respected. We believe that a liberal arts college such as Haverford is ideal for creating an environment in which different political views can come together and begin to cross barriers in an effort to promote change. We facilitate open dialogue beginning with the premise that there is truth to everyone’s narrative.
Finally, part of our mission is to spread awareness about Palestinian culture. We want to begin speaking of Palestinians not just in terms of “victims” or “perpetrators” of violence and oppression, but also as a unique people with its own culture, heritage and history.