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Spring into Action: A Day of Organizing Workshops at SFSU

Wednesday, April 15, 2009
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Aaaron B.
Location Details:
SF State is located at 19th and Holloway, accessible by Muni M Line and the 29, 28, 17 bus lines. You can take a free shuttle from Daly City BART to campus as well. Workshops are located in and around the Cesar Chavez Student Center.
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Budget cuts to public health and public education on local, state and national levels are affecting communities across the Bay Area. Come build your organizing skills to make change possible!

Brought to you by the Campus Organizing Roundtable On Empowerment

Cost: It’s all free ... Open to everyone and anyone!

Time: Workshop: __
8—11am FREE Breakfast Program: Outside the Student Center on the lawn!
Please join us for coffee, donuts, and the revolution! 
Sponsored by Campus Organizing Roundtable for Empowerment; Student Worker Justice Coalition and the San Francisco Coalition on Homelessness.

11am Fighting for Labor Rights and Human Rights!
Richard Oaks Multicultural Center, 3rd floor, Cesar Chavez Student Center
This workshop will make the connection between fighting for your rights as a worker and broader social justice movements.
Presented by Russel Hicks, CSU Employees United

12pm Non-Violent DIRECT ACTION!
This workshop will happen on the big lawn in front of Malcolm X Plaza.
Civil Rights! Anti-Globalization! Campus Strikes! Anti-Eviction! Factory Occupations!
Local carpenter, David Solnit will present a training on civil disobedience. He helped initiate and was an organizer of the direct-action shutdown of the World Trade Organization in Seattle in 1999

1pm Process Happens: Meeting Facilitation Skills for Empowerment!
Rosa Parks D (Downstairs in Cesar Chavez Student Center)
Action and movements don’t just happen without a PLAN! Have a better meeting, build a better movement, win a better victory, make a better world!
--facilitated by Phil Klasky, Ethnic Studies Resource and Empowerment Center

2pm Building the bridge between campus and community organizing;
Rosa Parks D (Downstairs in the Student Center)
We will share insights on the diverse range of challenges facing campus organizers and strategize on next steps for promoting empowerment and social justice on campus.
--facillitated by student organizers against CSU Budget Cuts and.Professor Larry Salomon

3pm The Budget Cut Movement Downtown! Organizing Resistance in poor and homeless communities:
Rosa Parks D (Downstairs in the Cesar Chavez Student Center)
Come learn how we are building a movement to resist budget cuts from the bottom up and pick up some new strategies for organizing in low income and homeless communities!
--facillitated by Jenny, Lindsay and Eli, SF Coalition on Homelessness/ Coalition to Save Public Health

4pm Activist basic training: Community Organizing & Movement Building: Whys and HOWs
T-160 (Top floor Cesar Chavez Student Center)
Self-determination 101: What is empowerment? How do we become agents of change? How are communities organizing to change the unjust conditions we face? Why are YOU an essential part of it? —facilitated byTim, community organizer, and Claire from San Francisco Organizing Project

5pm SF State Strike: 1968 and right NOW!
Rosa Parks A-C
(Movie Screening and Organizing Discussion)
We won our world-class Ethnic Studies Department and other demands through organizing for social justice and respect—How are we building a social justice movement to demand the classes and jobs we need this time?
Rise up SF State! Shut it down like 2009!

6pm IWW: Organizing a new kind of labor movement today Wobbly-Style
The IWW model of organizing today is called "solidarity unionism," a strategy that uses, but does not rely on legalistic methods for organizing on the job. This workshop talks about the history of the IWW and its relevance to organizing a new kind of labor movement today. An Injury to One is an Injury to All!
—Speakers include Bruce Valde, Berkeley Recyclers and Cinema Workers; Patricia West and Slava Osowska, who work with sex-workers organizing in San Francisco.

7pm: Haymarket Forum: Marx is Back
Come to a discussion of Marx's ideas and how they apply to today, and then get involved in helping us to build a movement that puts Marx’s ideas into practice! As Marx himself said, "Philosophers have only interpreted the world; the point is to change it!"
--facilitated by Regina Johnson and Sid Patel, International Socialist Organization

Added to the calendar on Fri, Apr 10, 2009 11:11AM
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