Conference 2018

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, and Indigenous rights activists Waziyatawin and Coya White Hat-Artichoker. 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 6:00pm on Friday, September 28 and end at 5:30pm on Sunday, September 30.

Regular registration is $175 per person and includes entrance to all conference events plus breakfast and lunch Saturday and Sunday. Register today.

We are also providing of scholarships for even lower registration. Please email conference@uscpr.org with subject “Conference Scholarship” for more information.

For questions about accessibility or to request other needs, please email josina@uscpr.org or call 703-312-6360. We will also be looking into providing childcare as requested. Friday and Saturday night events will have ASL interpretation. Please contact us about other need by September 7.

We will be regularly updating this page with program, speakers, and more, but for now find links below to register and book your hotel room. You can also RSVP on Facebook to get updates as soon as they are available.

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

Questions? Email conference@uscpr.org or call 703-312-6360.

 

Mizna‘s 13th Annual Twin Cities Arab Film Festival will be taking place in Minneapolis September 27-30 and we are working to arrange for interested conference attendees to attend it during the day on Friday, September 28.