“THEY CAN’T STOP THE PUSH”:
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
365 Fifth Ave, Manhattan
ID required to enter building. Light refreshments served.
Organized by AELLA, OWS Latin@merica, Adjunct Project, Graduate Center General Assembly