Welcome to SJP UIC's official website! We hope the resources listed here are helpful to you and we encourage you to follow us on our socials (linked below)!- SJP Team
ABOUT SJP UIC
Located at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC), SJP is a solidarity organization with the purpose of organizing for Palestinian human rights that are violated by the settler and apartheid state of Israel. We also advocate for the self determination of the Palestinian people.We are an intersectional organization and believe that Palestinian liberation strongly aligns with other movements such as Black rights, LGBTQ+, Indigenous rights, the Philippines, etc.ALL are encouraged to join. You do not need to be Palestinian to be in SJP; you do not need to be Palestinian to fight for Palestinian liberation!Whether you're interested in being on our board, a general committee member, a supporter of our events, or just keeping up with us on our social media, we welcome you with open arms!Many resources in this website will also help educate you if you are not educated about the occupation. We hope to answer any questions you may have, but remind you that human rights are not up for debate.Thank you for your support!
We host a variety of academic, social, and cultural events! Events are open to all.
AMP 2nd Annual Pali Fest (10/01/22 form 12-7pm at SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview)SJP will be having a booth at the AMP Pali Fest to educate the youth and fundraise for our organization. We will be selling limited edition SJP gear, buttons, stickers, and have one of our members doing henna!There are also UIC members that will be performing so come out and show some support!
== Monthly Political Education Series #2== (10/27/22 Time and Location TBD)Our SECOND political education event will be "Zionism 101: Myths and Tricks". Join us to learn the history of Zionism, the difference between Zionism and anti-Semitism, and how to combat myths when confronted with them. The night will consist of a mock trial with a Zionist and refreshments. First 20 people to arrive will win a special treat! Bring your friends and see you there!
PCRFxSJP Dodgeball Tournemant (10/7/22)SJP is collabing with PCRF to host a fundraiser dodgeball tournament.To participate click the following link below
UNICEF PALESTINE GALA (10/14/22 at 6 pm in the Illinois Room)This year we will collaborate with the UNICEF chapters of UIC and Benedictine University to bring you the first-ever Gala for Palestine. Get ready for a night of speakers, cultural performances, and dinner.
NOCHE DE POETAS: Hariq Las Fronteras (Burning Down Borders) (9/20/22 at 6 pm in SCE 302)Join Mexican Students de Aztlán (MeSA) and Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) this Fall 2022 Semester for an OPEN MIC! Don’t miss out on the amazingly talented poets as they share their own poetic words on this month’s theme: Recognize the existence of physical and non-physical bordersLeading the night will be our featured poet: Melissa Castro Almandina
Monthly Polictal Education Series: SJP 101 (9/22/22 at 6 pm in SCE 613)For the first event of the monthly series, SJP 101 will be a night of understanding our mission and history. We will review key concepts, and terminology and acknowledge past activists. The night will also consist of understanding Zionism, combatting myths, and other important tactics. You will leave the event having a better understanding of who we are as an organization and your importance in this movement!Refreshments will be provided and there will be a chance to win free SJP gear!
SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH CAMPAIGN
Since 2018, we have been fighting against UIC School of Public Health (SPH)'s strong connections with Israeli Zionist institutions.Scroll for a detailed timeline and action items!
CAMPAIGN TIMELINESOLIDARITY LETTERTAKE ACTION: Send an email to the Council on Education for Public Health and REPORT SPH!PREVIOUS ACTION:
One Year Anniversary Protest - 3/3/22
To commemorate the 1-year anniversary of the collaboration with JUF, SJP hosted a protest in collaboration with SPH students.
Coming soon!Updates on news in Palestine.