Monday, March 25, 2013

Summer BDS Institute for Student Leaders


Join our member groups American Friends Service Committee and Jewish Voice for Peace for their 2013 Summer BDS Institute for Student Leaders!

WHEN: July 28 to August 1, 2013 

WHERE:
 Upstate New York

WHO:
 All campus activists currently running or hoping to launch BDS campaigns on their campus

WHAT:
 A 5 day intensive program for campus BDS organizers -- those with campaigns already running and those hoping to get one launched in the 2013-2014 school year. The Summer Institute will include:
  • Extensive campaign development coaching
  • Grassroots organizing skill building
  • Media & Messaging trainings
  • Anti-oppression analysis workshops
  • Nonviolent direct action planning
  • Historical overview of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions
  • Relationship building with activists on campuses nationwide
  • Strategy sessions with BDS movement leaders
  • Two tracks for existing and new campaigns

Plus:
 fun in a summer camp-like environment! 

How to Apply: 
To apply complete this form. Please note that the application form has two sections. The first section will record your contact information. The second section includes a set of application questions. You must complete both sections of the application to be considered for the training.

The application deadline is April 15th and applicants accepted to the program will be notified no later than May 1st.
Space is limited, so apply now!
Meal and other accomodations will be made for those observing Ramadan.
Application materials for the Summer BDS Institute for Student Leaders will be available soon. Check back here for a link.
We will notify accepted applicants by May 1, 2013.
Cost: $100 registration fee (the cost of 4 nights/5 days room and board is subsidized by AFSC and JVP). Each participant is responsible for their own travel costs.*
Limited travel scholarships will be available. Travel scholarship application materials will be available soon.  
*If you need assistance for a grant from your school or to apply for credit (academic, internship, etc), we are happy to help with that process!