“They Can’t Stop the Push”: Lessons from the University of Puerto Rico’s 2010-2011 student strikes

Lessons from the University of Puerto Rico’s 2010-2011 student strikes

Thursday March 15, 2012

Students at the University of Puerto Rico put together two of the most resourceful and inspiring student strikes in recent history. Against austerity policies and the privatization of public education, combining extensive grassroots organizing with creative tactics, students were able to outwit the administration while rallying popular support around the struggle for an accessible, democratic and quality university. Both of these strikes, with their specific scenarios and outcomes, provide an instructive repertoire of action for the current student uprising in NYC.

Join a conversation with student activists Marimer Berberena and Alicia M. Petru, as they share their experiences and the lessons learned throughout the high and low points of the student struggle in Puerto Rico.

CUNY Graduate Center
Room 5414
365 Fifth Ave, Manhattan

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ID required to enter building. Light refreshments served.

Organized by AELLA, OWS Latin@merica, Adjunct Project, Graduate Center General Assembly