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Dear friends and allies,
We are excited to announce that MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chican@ de Aztlán) has invited Students for Justice in Palestine to send a delegation and participate in their conference at UC San Diego this month.
Several Southwestern based SJP groups and activists have been cultivating a relationship and working to bring the issues of Chican@ and Palestinian rights together. SJP National hopes to send a small delegation and we need your support!
As a result of the evolving relationship, hundreds of MEChA delegates voted to endorse BDS at their 2012 conference and MEChA sent a delegate to be a key speaker at the 2012 NSJP conference in Michigan.
Participating in the MEChA conference will allow us to show we support the Chican@ student rights movement and will enable us to work together to map out how we can cross-pollinate our movements and organizing efforts.
Our struggles are deeply connected. A Wall destroys both Palestinian and Chican@ communities. The effects of settler colonialism are strikingly similar in whitewashing histories and perpetuating injustices. Finding common ground was a key step, but now we need to find a common path.
With your support, we can make this beautiful dream a reality and bring a delegation to MEChA! If we raise $700, we can cover the expense of our small delegation.
If you are able to make a contribution, please go online or mail a check to WESPAC Foundation, 52 North Broadway, White Plains, NY 10603 with NSJP-MEChA delegation in the memo (either method is tax deductible).