Last year's JVP organized BDS boot camp was held in New York. This year- lucky us- it will be in Northern California.
Because "Jewish" Voice for Peace is Jewish in name only, last years' happy campers were offered Ramadan accommodations, but not kosher food. Marketing- its all about knowing your audience.
The JVP announcement follows:
Jewish Voice for Peace and the American Friends Service Committee are excited to host the 2014 BDS Summer Institute: A 5 day Student Leadership Training (SLT)!
August 10-14 in Northern California
Application deadline: May 1
Cost: $125, Receive $25 off if you apply now! Registration does not include travel costs. Travel scholarships are available.
The SLT is a five day intensive program focused on building skills for divestment campaigns. It will be co-led by student participants and BDS movement leaders, including Rahim Kurwa of SJP-UCLA, Dalit Baum of AFSC, Palestine Solidarity Legal Support, Jewish Voice for Peace, and others. Student participants will have the opportunity to share their skills and act as peer mentors.
The SLT is for student activists who wants to deepen their skills at:
* Building the base of support on campus for BDS!
* Researching corporate targets and university endowments!
* Fine-tuning your messaging!
*Growing & sustaining your group for the long haul!
Whether you are considering launching a campaign in the future, or are on your way to a victory, we invite you to apply to the 2014 BDS Summer Institute!
Apply here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PGB9N5L
Speaking at Stanford University in May 2013, Rebecca Vilkomerson JVP’s executive director said,
Last years trained organizers have been floundering a bit. Just tonight, the University of New Mexico SJP team led by JVP trained Danya Mustafa failed to pass a divestment resolution at their school. Back to Summer school for you, Danya- learn to fine tune that message! (easy hint to remember- the key is saying "Zionist" and not "Jew")I think part of our job as the Jewish wing of the [Palestinian solidarity] movement, is to facilitate conversations inside the Jewish community… So, I think it’s very important to think sort of how we plan a wedge. So, I think that the more and more we can sort of put that wedge in, saying the Jewish community’s not agreeing on these issues, the more we’ll make progress.”