Thursday, September 27, 2012

Forum on Student Actions Worldwide

There's so much going in education right now, it's hard to keep up.  And definitely hard for me to keep up in terms of posting it all!  I'll do my best to caught up in the next few days.

Here's info about a great opportunity to hear how people around the world are attempting to maintain, regain, and/or make a case for quality public education.

Around the world, everyday people know without it, it's like walking miles without shoes or building a house without tools.  Sure, it can be done.  But education makes a good life and a good future more possible for more people in more places than any single other thing.

International Student Solidarity Forum

Where: City College of San Francisco - Ocean Campus, Student Union, City Cafe
When: 11am - 5pm, Saturday, September 29

Students in Québec, Puerto Rico, Chile and México are showing the way! Join us to learn from the experiences of international student leaders and discuss how to advance the struggle for accessible, quality public education around the world.

Invited speakers include:
Alain Savard, Secretary of Academic Affairs for the Association pour un solidarité syndicale étudiante in Québec. Students in Québec recently wrapped up the largest and longest student strike in North American history that successfully halted a 75% tuition increase.

Giovanni Roberto, a spokesperson for the successful Spring 2010 student strike at the University of Puerto Rico. Roberto has previously appeared on programs such as Democracy Now! to speak about the strike.

Becca Bor, a member of the Chicago Teachers Union and social studies teacher at Kenwood Academy High School. Bor participated in the recent victorious 7-day teachers’ strike that shook Chicago with mass picketing and demonstrations.

A spokesperson for the student federation at the University of Chile. Students in Chile have been leading a mass movement for accessible, quality public education and against privatization. Up to 200,000 marched in Santiago August 29, when Chilean Trade Union Congress called on its members to join protesting students and teachers.

A spokesperson for the Méxican #YoSoy132 movement. Student protesters took to the streets this summer after a government tribunal dismissed charges of fraud and upheld the results of México’s July presidential election.


Sponsored by Associated Students Council-Ocean Campus, AFT-2121, SEIU-1021, and UAW-4123-SFSU.

Donations accepted; nobody turned away for lack of funds.

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