Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Students to discuss alternatives to cuts and neoliberal education

From Clare Solomon, president of University of London Union (ULU), via the ULU Campaigner blog:

'ULU is proud to announce it’s very first event of the year. As cuts will be hitting us all we need to be thinking about what education is for, how it should be funded, how we prevent cuts and what an ideal education system would look like.

But to do all this we need you guys with new ideas. Please bring as many people as you can to prepare yourselves for the year ahead.'

Rethink Education - ULU Conference and Campaigns Launch - is on Saturday 9 October, 12-5pm, at ULU.

Two weeks later there's the Progressive Students conference...

Saturday 23rd October 10am–6pm

Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, central London

Speakers include:
Ken Livingstone • Diane Abbott MP • Salma Yaqoob • Adrian Ramsay Deputy Leader, Greens • Sabby Dhalu Unite Against Fascism • Betty Hunter Palestine Solidarity Campaign • Kate Hudson Campaign For Nuclear Disarmament • Martin Smith Love Music Hate Racism • Lindsey German Stop the War Coalition • Jon Trickett MP • Emily Thornberry MP • Christine Blower National Union of Teachers • Francisco Dominguez Venezuela Solidarity Campaign • Dan Judelson Jews For Justice For Palestinians • Federation of Student Islamic Societies • Kanja Sesay NUS Black Students’ Officer • Olivia Bailey NUS Women’s Officer • Vicki Baars NUS LGBT Officer • Peter Mannion President of the Union of Students in Ireland 2008/10 • Free Education Campaign

Sessions include:
There IS an alternative: opposing the age of austerity, reaction and war • One Society, Many Cultures: Challenge racism, Islamophobia, the BNP and EDL • For Global Peace and Justice: End the siege on Gaza — Troops out of Afghanistan — No to Trident — Defend Venezuela’s social progress • Winning Liberation: Taking on the Tory bigotry • Challenging the cuts consensus: Investment not cuts — defend our education

Register in advance today: email with your name and university/college to guarantee your place.


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