USCPR Youth Fellows
With a vision rooted in our collective liberation, young organizers around the country are fighting for a future free from the violent systems that harm our communities, where we all have access to the resources needed to thrive. A future where the Palestinian people are free and the U.S. is no longer complicit in Israeli apartheid.
Young organizers are the future of our movement, and they’re ready to lead today.
That’s why the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights launched our Youth Fellowship in 2020—to uplift the next generation of grassroots leaders advancing freedom, justice, and equality for all.
Since then, our generous community has equipped 29 youth organizers with the resources to drive forward cutting-edge campaigns for Palestinian rights. That support ranges from weekly check-ins with mentors, to monthly basebuilding and campaign escalation workshops, to peer coaching sessions.
Youth fellows are making a difference in their communities, transforming people power into meaningful political changes and bringing us closer to Palestinian liberation.
Meet USCPR’s 2023 Youth Fellows below and learn about their campaigns to advance Palestinian rights, from university campuses and school boards, to city councils all the way up to Congress.
MEET USCPR'S YOUTH FELLOWS
Claremont Students for Justice in Palestine
As a member of Claremont Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), Anna organized alongside other students to relaunch their campaign to suspend Pitzer College’s study abroad program at Haifa University. Over the course of one semester, they've built support across campus by distributing informational zines, hosting weekly tabling sessions, and campaigning throughout alumni weekend. And, in a major win for their campaign, Claremont SJP passed legislation at Pitzer that protects Palestinian free speech on campus.
In New Haven, Craig is the BDS Committee Chair for Yalies4Palestine. In December, the student group launched a BDS campaign demanding Yale University administrators terminate their security contract with G4S, a private security company that provides Israel with technology to police and restrict the movement of the Palestinian people.
Since joining MD2Palestine in January, our base-building workshops have equipped Hiba with the resources to onboard new members and organize direct actions that have drawn in hundreds of grassroots supporters. And now, Hiba’s helping plan MD2Palestine’s second annual soccer tournament fundraiser in solidarity with Wadi Foquin in Palestine.
Berkeley Law Students for Justice in Palestine
As the Co-President of Berkeley Law Students for Justice in Palestine (LSJP), Malak drafted a pro-BDS bylaw and built support across campus, mobilizing student and national organizations committed to adopting it into their policies. The bylaw calls for student groups to divest from any entity complicit in the apartheid state of Israel, avoid inviting Zionist speakers, and mandate all Board members attend a “Palestine 101” training hosted by LSJP.
Palestinian American Community Center
As an Advocacy and Marketing Intern at the Palestinian American Community Center (PACC) in New Jersey, Munna helped build PACC’s first-ever grassroots organizing team, providing canvassing training and more to help young people advocate for Palestinian community power in one of the largest Palestinian communities in the U.S. In the past few months, Munna has documented and uplifted PACC’s lobbying with elected officials on the harmful impact of the IHRA definition of antisemitism and more, re-launched PACC's community garden, helped host an online conference with guest speakers including Omar Barghouti, Ahed Tamimi, and Muna El-Kurd, and amplified PACC's efforts across social media platforms.
Arab American Civil Council
As an Organizing Fellow at the Arab American Civic Council (AACC), Nadia is leading the BDS in Little Arabia campaign. Through business canvassing outreach efforts, coalition building with allied organizations, and basebuilding through consumer education, the campaign aims to build political power locally by mobilizing businesses in Little Arabia to boycott Israeli products and to reduce economic support of the occupation by reducing imports of Israeli products to the U.S.
UT Dallas Students for Justice in Palestine
As a member of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), Nidaa co-led a historic #DivestFromDeath campaign at the University of Texas in Dallas. After organizing on campus throughout the academic year, over 700 UT Dallas students and 19 student organizations signed SJP’s call to #DivestFromDeath. And on April 4, the Student Government heeded their calls by voting in favor of passing their historic anti-militarism resolution.
Majdal: Arab Community Center of San Diego
As the Advocacy & Campaigns Coordinator at Majdal: Arab Community Center of San Diego, Yasmeen leads local advocacy efforts in the San Diego area. Equipped with fellowship program resources, Yasmeen has facilitated organizing trainings, basebuilding workshops, and community forums, with the long-term goal of building the collective power of refugee and immigrant communities in San Diego.
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