Brown Students forJustice in Palestine (BSJP) is a group standing in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for liberation. ln fighting for a more just and equal society, our group takes a firm stance against discrimination on the grounds of race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, social class, religion or ability.
BSJP was formed in 2009, following Israel’s bombardment and ground invasion of Gaza. Today, we are one of over a hundred student groups nationwide involved in Palestinian solidarity work.
As we began to think of ways of expressing solidarity through direct action, we wanted to interrogate our own complicity – as students in a US university context – in Israel’s human rights abuses.
Understanding our institutional role in enabling the illegal Israeli occupation, BSJP has launched a campaign calling on our university to stop funding violations of human rights and international law in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. We are committed to ending Brown University’s investments in companies that profit from the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian Territories and facilitate or undertake acts of violence against Palestinian and Israeli civilians.
We strongly believe that the struggles of oppressed peoples are intimately connected, and, while we focus on solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for liberation, we stand in solidarity with other movements for liberation.