The Evergreen Gaza Solidarity Encampment – a first-person account by Alex Marshall

The encampment was established on Tuesday, April 23 following a walk-out and rally for Palestine that began at 10:30am. It was established by students autonomously without prior planning. The encampment’s demands were drafted through a consensus-based process, and they included divestment from companies profiting off of occupation and genocide, rejection of grant funding from Zionist organizations, police oversight and a non-law enforcement crisis response model on campus, no study abroad to occupied Palestine, and an official statement calling for a ceasefire. Negotiations with administration began on Wednesday, April 24 and concluded on Tuesday, April 30 with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Evergreen and the Evergreen Gaza Solidarity Encampment. As per the terms of the agreement, the encampment was taken down on May 1, with all leftover supplies being distributed to community organizations.

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