The Students for Peace and Justice in Palestine at the University of Virginia meets regularly with the purpose of disseminating information about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and about Palestinian culture.
We are active in solidarity with larger movements that stand for the rights of those involved in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, and also work to bring awareness of such movements to the UVA community.
Students for Peace and Justice in Palestine (SPJP) convened Monday evening at 7 pm in Minor 125 for a guest lecture by activist Gabriel Schivone. Schivone, who participated in the Gaza Freedom Flotilla II this past summer, shared his experience with the flotilla and non-violent activism. The guest speaker also fielded questions from attendees on topics ranging from Israeli security concerns to the various ideologies present in the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict to his experiences with activism apart from the flotilla. Gabriel Schivone is a coordinator for Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) and Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at the University of Arizona.