Starting Date: 03-28-2008
Ending Date: 03-30-2008
Class Issues Alliance Vassar College
124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, New York 12604
609-405-1032n order to ensure job security, benefits, and livable wages you have to throw yourself tens of thousands of dollars in debt to get a Bachelors Degree.
In order to feed a family as a kitchen worker in some colleges you have to work over 12 hours a day.
Are you sick of feeling powerless in the face of College Administrations? Are you sick of feeling powerless in the face of the government and its inadequate labor and education policies?
It's time to organize.
Announcing the First Annual Northeast Class Issues Conference. For three days this spring, visit Vassar College to discuss the many and complex issues that face students and employees of the working class. Brainstorm with other students, teachers, and workers to organize ourselves and begin the long process of solving these problems. Meals and housing will be provided. Donations welcomed!
Events will include:
Panels: Panels are larger events that include guest workers, students, teachers, and others to discuss, in a Q&A format, their various experiences with class related issues. One panel will be held before lunch, and another after lunch on Saturday.
1. On-Campus Class Issues
2. Community Class Issues
Workshops: Workshops are smaller, more decentralized events that focus more on active participation, problem solving, and networking.
1. Past Experiences: Successes and Failures
2. Parallel Structures: Non-hierarchical organization
3. Means and Ends: Solidarity and Sensitivity to Afflicted Peoples
4. Campus Workers as Part of the Community
5. Financial Aid and the Need for Need Blind Colleges
6. Bodacious Bottled Beverages: Killer Coke and Take Back the Tap
7. Campus Subcontracting and Its Devastating Consequences
8. Transfer Students
-Film screening: Smith College Documentary
-Dance Party: Saturday Night at The Mug (on campus)!
This schedule is tentative and not finalized. If you have any suggestions, questions, comments, or concerns, PLEASE do not hesitate to email.
Geographical Scope: Regional