Conference 2018


Online registration is now closed. There will be limited onsite registration. Also note our Friday and Saturday night programs are free and open to the public.

We are excited to announce our national conference is taking place in the Twin Cities, MN on September 28-30, 2018.

Together We Rise will be a space for people to connect with and learn from others working in support of Palestinian rights across the country, and renew our commitment to the struggle for freedom, justice, and equality. We are particularly excited to hold the conference this year in Minneapolis-Saint Paul because it is a chance to honor the role activists there play in a wide range of social and racial justice movements.

The program includes sessions such as Resilience Across Movements, Updates from Palestine, Intersectional Feminism and Gender Justice, Palestine in US Politics, and Global Struggles for Collective Liberation. Confirmed speakers include journalists Mariam Barghouti and Marc Lamont Hill, human rights lawyers Noura Erakat and Hassan Jabareen, Indigenous rights activists Waziyatawin and Coya White Hat-Artichoker, and Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, national co-chair of the 2018 Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call For Moral Revival. Dozens of workshops will teach us about the militarization of the US/Mexico border, how to harness constituent power to make change in Congress, hold a direct action, and more.

There will be plenty of opportunities to connect, network, and learn, making our conference a great event for everyone, from those just learning about Palestine to seasoned organizers!

The conference will take place at the InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront (11 E Kellogg Blvd, St Paul, MN 55101). Program will start at 7:00pm on Friday, September 28 and end at 5:30pm on Sunday, September 30.

For questions about accessibility or to request other needs, please email [email protected] or call 703-312-6360. We will also be looking into providing childcare as requested. Friday and Saturday night events will have ASL interpretation.

Find links below to for program details and hotel information. You can also RSVP on Facebook.

Cannot make it? Please consider making a donation to help others attend.

Questions? Email [email protected] or call 703-312-6360.

Mizna’s 13th Annual Twin Cities Arab Film Festival will be taking place in Minneapolis September 27-30. We encourage attendees to attend film screenings happening before and after our conference. Details in our program.

The Dear Gaza Block Party will also be taking place on Saturday, September 29 from 3pm-10pm in Minneapolis. Find more information here.

Venue & Hotel Information