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.
Monday, November 14, 2011
Gabriel Schivone, U.S. boat to Gaza Passenger
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.