Strike Syllabus Week 1: COLA, COVID-19, and Community in the Classroom

Slide Deck here

Facilitators: Eugene & Thomas (UCSB)

Week 1’s presentation is meant to situate COLA within our current moment of the COVID-19 global health pandemic. It is also meant to be a re-introduction to COLA for students who might not have heard of it extensively, and to demonstrate how COLA is responding and engaging with larger crises and encouraging community in uncertain times. The presenters, Thomas (he.him) & Eugene (he.him), will be giving an extended-length lecture in order to give enough background material to instructors to be able to talk at length with their students. They will also be demonstrating how to personalize the lesson to particular situations, to pedagogically demonstrate social welfare and the types of community care the COLA movement is working to address.


The people’s university. 
Think tank for resistance movements 
Training school for a new generation of university labor organizers.

About the strike


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.