Palestine
Solidarity
Conference

Conference Programme Overview

Fri 27th

09:00 Arrival
09:30 Welcome to Country and opening remarks
10:00 Plenary:
Organising for Palestine on Stolen Land: Solidarity and Intersectionality
11:00 Short break
11:30

Concurrent workshops:

  • Intersections between the Palestinian and indigenous struggle for justice and self-determination
  • Disability justice in Palestine
  • Queer rights movement
  • West Papua
  • The place of Jewish allies in the fight for justice
  • Western Sahara and the Palestinian struggle: similarities and differences
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Plenary:
Palestinian narrative, demands, and non-negotiables
14:30 Short break
15:00

Concurrent workshops:

  • Centring the Palestinian narrative in our advocacy
  • Understanding Palestinian politics
  • A shared vision for liberation
  • Decolonisation
  • Liberation theology
  • Environmental justice in Palestine
16:00 Short break
16:30 Plenary:
Lessons from solidarity movements around the world: UK, US, Palestine
17:45 Closing of day 1
18:00 Socialising drinks and performance by Bukjeh

Sat 28th

09:00 Arrival
09:30 Welcome to Day 2
09:45 Plenary:
The movement in Australia; a brief history, background, and lessons learned
11:00 Short break
11:30

Concurrent workshops:

  • Engaging with the Media on the topic of Palestine
  • Palestine on social media
  • Political lobbying
  • Dealing with intergenerational trauma
  • Lessons of the East Timor solidarity campaign
  • Art and Activism: Entanglement
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Plenary:
The Boycott, Divestment and Sanction (BDS) movement: a call from the Palestinian civil society
14:30 Short break
15:00

Concurrent workshops:

  • BDS working groups
  • Campus and youth activism
  • Building social movements internationally
  • Israeli Apartheid and Australia
  • Issues around the IHRA working definition of Anti-semitism
  • Irish-Palestinian solidarity
16:00 Short break and find your room
16:30 Plenary:
Movement mapping; How can we work together more effectively for Palestine?
18:30 Closing of day 2
19:00 Dinner at Queen Victoria Women’s Centre

Sun 29th

09:00 Arrival
09:30 Welcome to Day 3
10:00 Plenary:
75 years of Nakba – What’s next for the movement?
11:00 Short break
11:30 Workshops:
Planning for the 75th Nakba: National day of action
13:30 Short break
13:45 Closing remarks
14:00 Conference close

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Palestine
Solidarity
Conference

The Palestine Solidarity Conference organisers acknowledge and pay respect to the peoples of the Kulin Nation, the owners of the lands on which the conference will be held. We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and acknowledge sovereignty was never ceded.
Always was, always will be, Aboriginal Land.