We are applying for a travel scholarship for the 2011 United Students Against Sweatshops Conference at Ohio State University (http://usas.org/2010/10/28/register-for-2011-conference/). If we get enough people to join, we could go for free.
However, the deadline for the travel scholarship is TOMORROW. If you are interested in attending, please sign up on
before NOON TOMORROW so I can add your name to the scholarship application.
Also, check out the Facebook event:
The event will be a great opportunity to learn about a sensitive issue, help build a strong worker/ student coalition, discover new organizing skills, network, and become part of America’s larger progressive movement!
[From the USAS website:
“The 2011 USAS National Conference is a unique chance to gather with hundreds of students committed to taking back our universities from those who value corporate greed instead of respect for workers and affordable quality education for all. At the conference, you’ll:
* Learn about and plan national USAS campaigns with workers who sew our schools’ clothes and workers on our campuses.
* Sharpen your organizing skills and get new ideas for your campus group with workshops and trainings with veteran student and labor organizers.
* Join teams of students already working to build our student-labor movement much larger, share experiences with organizers from all walks of life, and make our work more dynamic, creative and fun.
* Be part of a powerful student movement that fights for justice, and wins!”]
Hope you can all make it!