Ten Years of Practical Activism Conference at UC Santa Cruz

The 10th annual Practical Activism Conference at UC Santa Cruz, organized by students at colleges Nine, Ten and Oakes, was held on October 20, 2012 at the College Nine & College Ten Multipurpose Room.

The 10th annual Practical Activism Conference at UC Santa Cruz, organized by students at colleges Nine, Ten and Oakes, was held on October 20, 2012, at the College Nine & College Ten Multipurpose Room. The student-led conference featured keynote speaker Angela Davis, ten workshops, various on- and off-campus organizations, performances, and a variety of hands-on activities.

In addition to Angela Davis, this year’s conference featured spoken-word artist Terisa Siagatonu. Terisa, born and raised in San Francisco, graduated from UCSC’s Community Studies program and also participated in Youth Speaks, the premier non-profit organization in the country targeting spoken word literacy art education for youth.

After the conference, a reception featuring College Ten Provost Helen Shapiro and current student Dylan Cureton from Richmond, Virginia, was held in the University Center to celebrate the ten year anniversary of College Ten and it’s theme of social justice and community.

Workshops at Practical Activism Conference 2012:

  • Citizen Journalism for Social Justice
  • Education not Incarceration
  • UCSC Budget Cuts and Retention
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Transgender Healthcare
  • Reproductive Justice
  • Psychological Disabilities: Beyond Stereotypes
  • Resource Extraction
  • Anti-Immigrant Legislation
  • LGBT Rights Around the World

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Author: Bradley Allen

Bradley Allen is a reporter and photographer in the Monterey Bay Area, and a collective member of the San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center (Indybay). Follow him on social media: @BradleySA.

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  1. re: “Indymedia for Practical Activism”

    In the same workshop, Leslie Lopez, a faculty member in UCSC’s Latin American Latina/o Studies Department, presented on the importance of radio networks for community organizing in Mexico.

    Photo on screen: People inside the Sentinel building look down as editor Tom Honig tries to defend the paper’s coverage.

    “Students and Workers Take Protest to Sentinel’s Door

    “Oct. 7, 2005 – Continuing the hard-fought struggle to support local bus drivers on strike, hundreds of students and workers from UC Santa Cruz, as well as many community members, held a brief rally at the base of the UCSC campus before embarking upon a highly visible and chant-filled march to the downtown Metro Center.

    “Once at the Metro Center, a rally and speak-out was held to discuss the bus drivers’ struggle and the great deal of solidarity between various sectors of the community. After many complaints of the Santa Cruz Sentinel’s poor coverage of the strike, the community marched over to the Sentinel’s offices to greet the origins of their frustration.”

    http://santacruz.indymedia.org/newswire/display/18734/index.php
    http://santacruz.indymedia.org/newswire/display/18733/index.php

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