TWR Trainings & Resources

Explore skills-building, trainings, resources, and more to fight for justice from the US to Palestine. From know your rights trainings to suggested films and media toolkits, there are plenty of resources to help you advocate for Palestinian rights on your campus, in your community or your district.

Be sure to check out the other tracks of the Together We Rise curriculum: Not That Complicated and Freedom Bound: Resisting Zionism and White Supremacy.

Organizing Resources

BDS: Find resources specific to boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) campaigns here, including our toolkit and video series.

Congressional advocacy: Find resources specific to Congress and US policy on Palestine, including our Congressional advocacy toolkit and policy publications, here.

Resources from The Change Agency to help you develop a strategy for your campaign, including worksheets for SWOT analysis, power mapping, spectrum of allies, and tactics analysis.

Online organizing strategies from Social Movement Technologies, including trainings on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other forms of online activism.

Media toolkit from the Institute for Middle East Understanding.

Map the Power toolkit from LittleSis to help develop research skills for campaigns.

Great resources on facilitation, agenda-planning, consensus-building, group-building, and more!

Check out Jewish Voice for Peace’s Ready to Fight Training Webinar Series featuring:

  • Protecting One Another: Better Bystanders and Bolder Community: Clarity and tools to interrupt bigotry, harassment, and violence in our day-to-day lives
  • Before the Armlocks: Legal Training for Nonviolent Direct Action: Make informed action choices knowing relevant laws and how to assess risk and get legal support.
  • Fighting Fabulously: The Nuts & Bolts of Creative Nonviolent Direct Actions: From messaging and media, to creating compelling visual, chants and community rituals, to affinity groups and jail support — all you need to know to pull off an effective, powerful, beautiful direct action.
  • Be Seen & Heard: Maximize Your Message in the Media: Best practices for documentation, messaging to get the attention of cameras, and turning out press on short notice
  • Digital Security & Technology Best Practices

Know Your Rights

Palestine activism is under attack — from censorship to lawfare, from legislation targeting our right to boycott for justice to smearing individual activists. Palestine Legal offers legal support and many resources to help fight repression.

Former USCPR steering committee member and attorney Bina Ahmad presents a Know Your Rights training for activists that delves into the political framework around why protecting ourselves and our communities is important, offers lots of important information on how to deal with law enforcement, and some tips on the importance of solidarity with people who are impacted by state repression.

Speakers and Trainers

We have a list of speakers and trainers based on topics including cross-movement struggle and solidarity; US policy and weapons; BDS; and faith-based and interfaith activism.

The Institute for Middle East Understanding has a list of expert sources on topics including settlements, Palestinian citizens of Israel, and Jerusalem.

Anthropologists for the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions released this speakers list and resource packet for events supporting academic boycott.

In addition to speakers, here are films to consider screening:

You can find many of these films and more through the Palestine Online Store.

Jewish Voice for Peace – Boston has a library of more than 60 videos on Palestine/Israel available for free rental for home screenings. Check out their full list here.