1. Join the We Divest – TIAA-CREF Campaign. Sign the Petition and encourage others to do so. (more information at www.wedivest.org)
2. Host a house party and invite a speaker to come and talk about the We Divest Campaign or about the situation in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories. Help us reach new people who have these retirement funds, especially those “on the fence” about divestment.
Act To End Human Rights Abuses in Israel and Palestine
The dismissal of the lawsuit filed by the family of Rachel Corrie against the State of Israel leads AFSC and the We Divest campaign to renew our demand that TIAA-CREF divest from companies that profit from Israel’s occupation and human rights abuses.
During our work with students, AFSC has been witness to increasingly well organized and well funded efforts to silence student speech in support of Palestinian rights. Forms of intimidation have included name calling, death threats, physical attacks, and legal actions. AFSC and 12 other organizations are now speaking out, affirming the First Amendment rights of students to speak on these issues.
Students join call of people of conscience around the world to divest from corporations that profit from Israeli occupation
Students from colleges and universities around the United States have joined AFSC and Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) in sending a video message to one of the largest financial services companies in the United States: divest from corporations that profit from the Israeli occupation.
Marking Palestinian “Land Day”, students from Palestine and colleges and universities around the United States have joined AFSC and Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) in sending a video message to one of the largest financial services companies in the United States: divest from corporations that profit from the Israeli occupation.
We Divest – This is the site of the We Divest TIAA-CREF Divestment Campaign. It includes background information on the campaign, resources for activists, and a link through which you can sign the We Divest petition. http://wedivest.org/
Who Profits - Who Profits is dedicated to exposing the commercial involvement of companies in the continuation of Israeli occupation. The project publishes information about companies, produces in-depth reports, and serves as an information resource center. http://www.whoprofits.org/
Sunday, August 12, 2012 - 10:40am - Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 10:40am
Join us for a 5 day intensive program for campus organizers of the We Divest Campaign–those with campaigns already running and those hoping to get one launched in the 2012-2013 school year. The Summer Institute will include:
Divest from Occupation and Violence
Sign the We Divest petition, asking TIAA-CREF to divest from five companies that are complicit in ongoing human rights violations and violations of international law in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories.
Concerned citizens and Congressional staffers convened on Capitol Hill March 8, 2011 to hear the riveting stories of two people with deep ties to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. AFSC organized the panel, along with Interfaith Peace-Builders and the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation.
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
Where we work
AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.