YOCOPAS 2020: Movement
November 19-21 - online
The aim of YOCOPAS is to bring Palestinian, Israeli, and international students together to enable them to meet and learn from each other. YOCOPAS is a long-term movement, which aims to inspire young people to initiate a change in their local communities towards peace and sustainability. This year not only is YOCOPAS a movement as a platform, but it is also the theme.
More about the theme: movement
Now more than ever in the current global pandemic, we can see that movement has been severely halted regardless of wealth, race, religion, countries' development level, amongst many other classifications. Furthermore, in the recent past months, social movements have taken the world by storm. From BLM to protests against corrupt and brutal dictatorships, these movements are essential to bettering societies around the world.
Civilizations for centuries before our present-day have migrated around our globe, exploring and discovering the many wonders of our world. Human migration, or movement, is one of the most important aspects of history as it explains the past of human civilization. From hunter-gathering societies to urbanized metropolises, all of which were achieved through human movement.
Lastly, as all humans are empathetic creatures, we are easily moved by personal stories and experiences. This YOCOPAS conference wants to place a greater emphasis on interpersonal and cross-cultural sharing of personal stories that move people.