StandWithUS UK holds its first Scottish Students Conference in Glasgow
Thirty students gathered from across the faiths, politics, and ethnicities drawn from Glasgow, Strathclyde and Edinburgh, including a small delegation of London students for an exciting and very successful conference.Inspirational speaker Smadar Bakovic ended her campus speaking tour co-hosted by UKLFI and StandWithUs UK at this Conference, empowering and inspiring students to engage in the fight back. She showed them how it is possible to win using her own experiences at Warwick to demonstrate that even seemingly impossible odds can be beaten. Other speakers included MSPs Jackson Carlaw and John Mason, Jonathan Turner from UKLFI, Professor David Stone, StandWithUs UK Board Member and Sammy Stein of Glasgow Friends of Israel. The students were treated to a delicious lunch and to a variety of sessions, that included information relating to political and legal engagement and support, as well as ways to counter the Israel detractors. The Conference highlighted that the students are not alone in fighting this battle and showcased the range of support they can draw upon, including each other. We were gratified that John Mason MSP remained at the Conference to listen to the students talking about their campus experiences of antisemitism and Israel hatred.
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