February 21, 2012 4:30 pm
Summer Retreat for Students Interested in Human Rights and Social Justice
Join United Students Against Sweatshops and other student organizers for the first annual summer campout! Share and enhance your organizing skills – learn more about what tactics work best, how to grow grassroots democracy and ways to build a southern foundation of solidarity among students.
Dates: June 28 – July 1, 2013. Location: 127 Cosby Road, Cosby, TN. Cost: Free
*Need-based scholarships and fundraising support are available for travel costs.
Fill out the registration form here. For more information, contact Amy (732-947-8630) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Dawn Purvis discusses the lasting impact of The Troubles in Northern Ireland.
Reconciliation – are the concrete walls the stumbling blocks to peace building?
“They started as a temporary, military response to sectarian violence and disorder and today there are over 80 in mostly urban working class communities. Concrete walls are the physical evidence that conflict is not really over yet…They are the scars of hurt in a fretful society trying to build a better future. But much more than that, they represent the mental and physical barriers of a society’s failure to deal with its past.” For a full version of the talk click here.