This fall from November 20th through the 22nd, students, faculty, and staff from around the country who are engaged in Palestine solidarity activism converged for a conference on campus Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS). This conference had three key goals:
1) To co-educate and share resources amongst campus organizers on the process of initiating BDS campaigns on campuses
2) To strategize tactics to address the needs of different campuses in carrying out BDS campaigns
3) To bring together Palestine-solidarity campus groups that have or have not met under a larger network in order to strive towards a coordinated national BDS campaign.
The 2009 Campus BDS Conference has been endorsed by the Palestinian Boycott National Committee, the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel, and the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation.