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|Laborfest: March 4, 2010 Education Strike|
|Date||Saturday July 31|
|Time||2:00 PM - 4:00 PM|
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|Niebyl Proctor Library - 6501 Telegraph Ave., Oakland|
Lessons of March 4 And The Education Struggle
Radical Education Workshop: Occupations, Strikes & Alternatives. This event will engage in a radical critique of education today, with accounts of the recent agitation on March 4th on college campuses and K-12 schools in the Bay Area, throughout the U.S., and abroad. These actions were in response to drastic cuts to public education as part of the resistance to the privatization of education taking place across the planet. The participants will place the militant tactics of occupations and strikes by placing them within a larger anti-capitalist strategy. Also discussed will be recent education struggles in Oaxaca, Mexico and Greece. Comparisons with prior struggles, like the 4-million-strong nationwide Student Strike in 1970, as well as the 5-month-long SF State strike in 1968-1969, the longest in U.S. history & unique because the faculty struck too.
Gifford Hartman, the moderator, is an Adult ESL/Literacy instructor and was active in the San Francisco March 4th Committee; Maria Lourdes teaches 3rd grade at Sheridan Elementary in San Francisco; Katy Rose is a student at Cañada College and was active in the anti-cuts group Cañada Strikes Back.