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Ten Years of Practical Activism Conference at UC Santa Cruz
by Bradley Allen (bradley [at]
Sunday Nov 11th, 2012 11:27 AM
The 10th annual Practical Activism Conference at UC Santa Cruz, organized by students at colleges Nine, Ten and Oakes, was held on October 20, 2012, at the College Nine & College Ten Multipurpose Room. The student-led conference featured keynote speaker Angela Davis, ten workshops, various on- and off-campus organizations, performances, and a variety of hands-on activities.

In addition to Angela Davis, this year's conference featured spoken-word artist Terisa Siagatonu. Terisa, born and raised in San Francisco, graduated from UCSC's Community Studies program and also participated in Youth Speaks, the premier non-profit organization in the country targeting spoken word literacy art education for youth.
After the conference, a reception featuring College Ten Provost Helen Shapiro and current student Dylan Cureton from Richmond, Virginia, was held in the University Center to celebrate the ten year anniversary of College Ten and it's theme of social justice and community.

Workshops at Practical Activism Conference 2012:

Citizen Journalism for Social Justice
Education not Incarceration
UCSC Budget Cuts and Retention
Sustainable Agriculture
Transgender Healthcare
Reproductive Justice
Psychological Disabilities: Beyond Stereotypes
Resource Extraction
Anti-Immigrant Legislation
LGBT Rights Around the World

For more information, as well as coverage and advertisements from previous years, you can visit:

Practical Activism Conference

Keynotes from the 3rd Annual Practical Activism Conference at UC Santa Cruz

Molotov Mouths at Practical Activism 2004

2007 Practical Activism Conference at UCSC featuring Angela Davis

What is Practical Activism?

Practical Activism: What is "activism"?


Don't Go To The Practical Activism Conference

The Practical Activist You Can Smell Like

Practical Activism 2011

Bradley Stuart Allen is a photographer, Indymedia volunteer and website developer living in Santa Cruz, California. All content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Photo credit and a link to this article is appreciated. Support local independent media.
§Helen Shapiro
by Bradley Allen Sunday Nov 11th, 2012 11:27 AM
College Ten Provost Helen Shapiro
§Grant Wilson
by Bradley Allen Sunday Nov 11th, 2012 11:27 AM
Grant Wilson, Free Skool Santa Cruz, Do. It. Yourself.
§Angela Davis
by Bradley Allen Sunday Nov 11th, 2012 11:27 AM
Angela Davis Acknowledges the Ohlone Indigenous Peoples
§Attentive Audience
by Bradley Allen Sunday Nov 11th, 2012 11:27 AM
An Attentive Audience for Angela Davis
§Angela Davis
by Bradley Allen Sunday Nov 11th, 2012 11:27 AM
Angela Davis on Palestine Solidarity
§Terisa Tinei Siagatonu
by Bradley Allen Sunday Nov 11th, 2012 11:27 AM
Terisa Tinei Siagatonu is a spoken-word artist, arts educator and community organizer.
§Indymedia for Practical Activism
by Bradley Allen Sunday Nov 11th, 2012 11:27 AM
I gave a presentation called "Indymedia for Practical Activism." In the same workshop, Leslie Lopez, a faculty member in UCSC's Latin American Latina/o Studies Department, presented on the importance of radio networks for community organizing in Mexico.

Photo on screen: People inside the Sentinel building look down as editor Tom Honig tries to defend the paper's coverage.

"Students and Workers Take Protest to Sentinel's Door

"Oct. 7, 2005 - Continuing the hard-fought struggle to support local bus drivers on strike, hundreds of students and workers from UC Santa Cruz, as well as many community members, held a brief rally at the base of the UCSC campus before embarking upon a highly visible and chant-filled march to the downtown Metro Center.

"Once at the Metro Center, a rally and speak-out was held to discuss the bus drivers' struggle and the great deal of solidarity between various sectors of the community. After many complaints of the Santa Cruz Sentinel's poor coverage of the strike, the community marched over to the Sentinel's offices to greet the origins of their frustration."
§Provost Helen Shapiro at Reception for College Ten
by Bradley Allen Sunday Nov 11th, 2012 11:27 AM
College Ten Administrative Officer Deana Slater (left) & Provost Helen Shapiro. Celebrating a Decade of Social Justice & Community at UCSC.
by Bradley Allen Sunday Nov 11th, 2012 11:27 AM
Listening to Helen Shapiro
§Dylan Cureton
by Bradley Allen Sunday Nov 11th, 2012 11:27 AM
College Ten Student Dylan Cureton from Richmond, VA
by Bradley Allen Sunday Nov 11th, 2012 11:27 AM
Music by Farouche - Featuring Members of the UCSC Community
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Did anyone at UCSC discuss the criminalization of protest, in Santa Cruz, California?GSunday Nov 11th, 2012 3:16 PM