Tuesday, April 14th
12:00 - 1:00 pm

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Political Comm and Social Transformation


Facilitated by: Bobby Edwards (UCSD), a fourth year graduate student in the History Department at UCSD. As an inter-disciplinary researcher, he studies the colonial history of American anthropology and Native American political history, with attention to theories of language, culture, and psychology.

Content: I begin with a simple rhetoric lesson applied to activism and direct actions (context, message / argument, purpose, audience, reception). I then review civil Disobedience tactics through the histories and strategies of the Indian Independence Movement, and the Civil Rights Movement, and the UC Berkeley Student Movement. I follow by reviewing theory and praxis of Marx and Marxism, and the Russian Revolution. I then bring these two threads together with a review of UCSD's history of New Left politics in the 1960's and 70's, and the Third World College project. I then engage in some general overview of organizing and social movements with attention to transforming the current neoliberal political economy with COLA 4 All as a case study.
Audience: General / activist training.

The meeting will be recorded.






ABOUT US

The people’s university. 
Think tank for the UC COLA movement.
Training school for a new generation of university labor organizers.

About the strike

OUR VISION

Public education free and accessible for everyone - without student debt.
Critical thinking and skills - not bound to the imperatives of the market.
Communities of care and shared struggle - not competition for grades & grants.
Brilliance - without ‘experts’.

Learn your power to organize personal and social transformation.
Decolonize, democratize, queer, and abolish the university.
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