National Students for Justice in Palestine (NSJP) is a grassroots network composed of students and recent graduates which provides resources and support to Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) chapters on university campuses and the U.S. movement for Palestinian rights and self-determination more broadly.
NSJP is a student-led, non-hierarchical body. Individual SJP chapters are autonomous and are not governed by NSJP. We do not speak on behalf of SJP chapters, and SJPs are not accountable to us. NSJP also retains its independence, crafting programming and resources for students, by students. We are not beholden to any outside organizations, and all decision-making is determined internally and democratically.
As students, education, awareness and critical analysis are our priorities. It is of utmost importance that we tell our own stories and write our own history against the misrepresentation and cooptation of our movement in the public sphere. NSJP also values internal education. Each year, we host a conference where students from across the country can attend skill-building and political development workshops, meet with fellow organizers and learn about other social justice movements.
We believe that in order to resist structural oppression, we must embody the principles and ideals we envision for a just society, and that we must stand against homophobia, sexism, racism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, classism, colonialism and bigotry and discrimination in any form.