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Written for Occupy Colleges by Diana Delgado
OCCUPY COLLEGES PLANS TEACH-INS FEBRUARY 22-23
Colleges and universities hold teach-ins in preparation for March 1 nationwide march for education
NEW YORK, NY (February 16, 2012) -On February 22 and February 23, students in colleges and universities nationwide will be organizing on-campus teach-ins in preparation for March 1st National Day of Action for Education.
The teach-ins scheduled next week will serve as a means to inform students and faculty on the important issues that have led to the March 1st call to action so that they understand the meaning behind this rally and its importance.
Teach-ins will be organized by students on campus. They will take place in a central and easily accessible place for students, local communities and the media. Speakers will be comprised of experts in their fields (professors in history, education, anthropology, economics, etc) and students. Topics will range by school, but will primarily focus on tuition hikes, affordability options, quality of education and the like. Teach-ins are meant to be participatory and oriented toward action. The purpose is to create an open discussion with professors and students with no defined ending time, so that everyone has the opportunity to speak and contribute to the discussion.
With massive mobilization efforts schedules for March 1 around the country, Occupy Colleges anticipates student involvement will meet or exceed last year’s 124 registered schools.
Just some of the institutions already signed up to participate in these teach-ins are University of California – Davis, Long Island University – CW Post, Sarah Lawrence College, University of South Florida, University of Rhode Island, Bradley University, Georgia State University, El Camino College, Providence College, Susquehanna University, University of Nevada-Reno and University of Vermont.
Renowned author, political activist and scholar, Angela Davis, is scheduled to appear at the February 23 teach-in at UC Davis.
To sign up your school to participate in an on-campus teach-in please visit http://occupycolleges.org/teach-in-february-22-and-23-2012/. To learn how to organize a teach-in at your campus, please visit the homepage and click on “Teach-In How to Guide” in the “Pages” sidebar.
Written for Occupy Colleges by Diana Delgado. Ms. Delgado is a freelance writer primarily focused on government, politics, women and Hispanic/Latino issues. She is also a public relations professional with experience in the private, public and non-profit sectors. Ms. Delgado has been on board with Occupy Colleges since October 2011. She holds a graduate degree from Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey, and is based out of New York, New York. Please follow her on Twitter: @dduchessny.
If your college has not signed up for this event, please fill out the information below.
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Total Attendees: 19
|1.||Bradley University||Peoria, IL||Link|
|2.||Edinboro University||Edinboro, Pnnsylvania||Link|
|3.||El Camino College||Torrance, CA||Link|
|4.||Florida International University||Miami, FL||Link|
|5.||Fresno ST||Fresno Ca||Link|
|6.||GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY||atlanta, GA||Link|
|7.||LIU (Long Island University) Post||Brookville, NY|
|8.||North Carolina State University||Raleigh, NC||Link|
|9.||Providence College||Providence, RI||Link|
|10.||Rhode Island College||Providence, RI||Link|
|11.||San Bernardino Valley College||San Bernardino, CA 92410|
|12.||Sarah Lawrence College||Bronxville, NY||Link|
|13.||South Seattle Community College|
|14.||Susquehanna University||Selinsgrove, PA||Link|
|15.||University of Connecticut||Storrs, CT||Link|
|16.||University of Nevada-Reno||Reno, Nevada||Link|
|17.||University of Rhode Island||Kingston, RI||Link|
|18.||University of South Florida||Tampa, FL||Link|
|19.||University of Vermont||Burlington, Vermont||Link|
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