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Lessons from the Puerto Rican Student Strike

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Date:
Saturday, July 03, 2010
Time:
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Event Type:
Speaker
Organizer/Author:
Sid
Email:
Phone:
773-583-7884
Location Details:
Oakland Marriott
1001 Broadway
Oakland, CA

Lessons from the Puerto Rican Student Strike:

After more than a month on strike, students at the University of Puerto Rico won a major victory against the privatization of their school. Come here a first hand account of the biggest international victory against budget cuts in public education in years.

Speakers:

Ovidio Efrain Lopez is a member of Organizacion Socialista Internacional in Puerto Rico he is also a student in the University of Puerto Rico in Mayaguez Campus the second most important campus of the UPR. He is a leader of the student movement and a member of the group that formed during the strike Colegiales en Accion.

Roberto Pastrana Pages is a founder member of the Comite Contra la Homofobia y el Discrimen (CCHD) in Rio Piedras. He is also a leader in the LGBT community in PR. He represented Puerto Rico in a recent LGBT convention in Lima Peru. The CCHD was a strong support to the students strike in the UPR.

Saturday, July 3 at 9:30am
Oakland, Marriott Hotel
Added to the calendar on Wed, Jun 30, 2010 1:32PM
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