The U.S. Palestinian Community Network (USPCN) is a Palestinian community-based organization, founded in 2006 to revitalize grass-roots organizing in the Palestinian community in the U.S., as part of the broader Palestinian nation in exile and the homeland.
On August 8-10, 2008, USPCN organized the first Palestinian Popular Conference in the U.S. in over a decade, drawing 1,200 members of the Palestinian and Arab communities in the U.S. to empower our movement, unify our voice, and affirm the right of Palestinians in the Shatat (exile) to participate fully in shaping our joint destiny.
Our guiding principles:
* Self-determination and equality for the Palestinian people;
* The right of all Palestinian refugees, and their descendants, to return to their original homes and lands in historical Palestine; and
* Ending Zionist occupation and colonization of all Palestinian and Arab lands.
We have chapters in California, Chicago, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, St. Louis, Washington DC, and Wisconsin, and organize campaigns and projects around Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS), defense against repression, political prisoners, and culture.