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Practical Activism Conference at UCSC
Date Saturday October 28
Time 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location Details
Colleges Nine and Ten Multipurpose Room
University of California, Santa Cruz
Event Type Conference
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Mark your calendars and plan to attend!

UCSC College Nine, College Ten and Oakes College present the 4th Annual
Practical Activism Conference
Saturday, October 28, 2006
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM (see schedule below)
on-site registration starts at 10:45 AM
Colleges Nine and Ten Multipurpose Room
University of California, Santa Cruz

Practical Activism is a day-long conference offering interactive workshops on a wide range of social justice issues, as well as keynote presentations, music, arts, hands-on activism sessions, organization tables and resources. Practical Activism is a remarkable collaboration between students, staff and community, and we hope to see you there. There is no cost for this event, and no advance registration is required.

This year's special guests and keynotes include Mireya Gomez, community activist and current candidate for Watsonville City Council; Ryan Coonerty, UC Santa Cruz lecturer and Member of the Santa Cruz City Council; Assemblymember John Laird; Spoken Word Troupe Po Poets and the Welfare QUEENS; and many others. Workshop presenters include student activists and faculty members as well as campus and community leaders from around the Bay Area.

Workshop topics include:
Activism and Literature
The Death Penalty: International Perspectives
Mixed Identity in a Racialized Society
Hip Hop and Activism
UC Involvement with Nuclear Energy
Globalization in Latin America
Education Inequity
Prostitution and Sex-Trafficking in California
Immigration: Causes and Effects
Direct Action Organizing Techniques

Schedule for the day:
10:45 to 11:45 AM Registration, Refreshments, Activist Activities
12:00 to 12:40 PM Opening Session and Keynote
12:50 to 1:50 PM and
2:00 to 3:00 PM Concurrent Workshop Sessions
3:00 to 3:30 PM Refreshments, Activist Activities, Organization and Resource Tables
3:30 to 4:00 PM Closing Keynote
4:00 to 5:00 PM Activist Activities, Organization and Resource Tabling continue
Also throughout the day: displays, music, refreshments, and more.

Limited parking will be available on site (purchase permits for 2$, first come first served), or park nearby in open lots (as posted). Public transportation and car-pooling highly recommended.

For more information and frequent updates, see our website http:/activism.ucsc.edu
or contact Anna Stuart at 831.459.1253 or astuart [at] ucsc.edu
Added to the calendar on Friday Oct 27th, 2006 2:52 AM
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