Welcome to the Friends of Palestine society!
This society is focused on bringing people together from various backgrounds and political affiliations to discuss humanitarian issues, raise awareness and carry out campaigns with a focus on Palestine. Everyone is welcome to join :)
This year we are excited to host film screenings, live talks and socials celebrating Palestinian culture.
As a society we aim to:
1. eliminate the stigmas about Palestine
2. create a supportive community where people can express their interest in politics, activism and discuss their opinions
3. raise awareness of the current state and tragedies of Palestine
4. encourage learning of what is going on in Palestine and what each of us can do to help,
Students are incredibly important in the global BDS and solidarity movement. We need to call out our university, big bussinesses, the media and our government on their illegal complicity of Israeli crimes against international law. Changes in the UK will affect change in Palestine, illegal occupation of Palestinian land will continue if UK governments and businesses continue to support it.
If you believe that no-one should be treated differently due to their ethnicity, religion, gender or sexuality
If you believe that a just peace is vital to end suffering of people who have been occupied and oppressed for decades
If you believe we have a responsibility to speak up for the voices who are constantly being pushed down and diminished
If you believe there will be an end to this, there needs to be a day where global injustices are stopped.
Then this society is a place for you.
Please take the time to join or attend any of our events and campaigns, we will be posting upcoming events on our social media pages.
"International solidarity is not an act of charity: it is an act of unity between allies fighting on different terrains toward the same objective. The foremost of these objectives is to aid the development of humanity to the highest level possible."- Samora Machel
"We know too well that our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians"- Nelson Mandela
We are so happy to meet and welcome new people this year, do not hesitate to contact us.