After a successful and empowering first trip last year, Berkeley is organizing our second Spring Break trip to Palestine! The trip is open to UC Berkeley students. The purpose of Palestine Trek is to introduce trekkers to Palestinian heritage, history, people, and culture, to expose the reality of life under military occupation, and to elevate the Palestinian narrative. Palestine Trek will contribute to changing the discourse on the Israel/Palestine conflict by critically engaging graduate students through a robust week-long trip to Palestine. In the current political climate, this goal is more important than ever. During the trek, students will meet activists, artists, business people, and politicians, and visit heritage and religious sites.
Thanks to our fundraising efforts, last year’s trip was only $350 for students needing financial assistance. With your help, people won’t have to choose between their politics and their wallet.
Pal-Trek’s mission is to build a network of future leaders and advocates in the United States who learn the Palestinian narrative through an immersive educational trip to Palestine. The trip will consist of a robust week-long trip through 10+ cities in historical Palestine and will include 20+ speakers from political, business, and human rights organizations.
How the trip works:
1. Build awareness:
By building firsthand awareness, Palestine Trek will help to generate excitement for justice for Palestine on campuses across the U.S. and beyond!
Before the Trek, the team will organize historical & political learning sessions to further awareness and situate trekkers in the historical, political, cultural, and social context of the Trek
2. Promote on-the-ground learning:
This year's Trek will feature 8 jam-packed days moving through 10+ cities in historical Palestine
Palestine Trek will feature meetings and talks with 20+ speakers
3. Meet with leaders across human rights, business, politics, and more:
Movement leaders and human rights organizations
High-level public officials
4. Engage individuals, campuses, and communities after the Trek:
After the Trek, the team will organize debrief sessions & readouts to the public
By trekking alongside Pal Trek contingents from various campuses, students will join a network of trip participants across top academic institutions in the U.S.
We cannot do this alone. We hope you will support this important cause. We truly thank you for your contributions to this once-in-a-lifetime experience. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org!