Saturday, November 27, 2010

Tabling Tuesday for Farmworker Justice

The UK SSU will be tabling on the first floor of the UK Student Center on Tuesday (11/27), from 10am to 2pm. We'll be near the Student Government office.

Please stop by to sign a letter to the management of Kroger. We are collecting signatures asking Kroger to agree to pay one cent more per pound of tomatoes, as part of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers' campaign for a living wage and better conditions for Florida farmworkers.

Please contact me,, if you'd like to help table.

Here is the letter to Kroger we'll be gathering signatures on:
More information about the Coalition of Immokalee Workers:

Before the end of the semester, we'll get a group together to deliver letters and petition signatures in person to the management of the Euclid Avenue Kroger, one of the busiest Kroger grocery stores in the nation. As always, stay tuned for updates.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Local student activist at risk of deportation; sign the petition!

A student at BCTC who has been involved in Dream Act activism is currently at risk of deportation. Read her story and take action at:

Friday, November 19, 2010

Expanding the Blog

Hi all! We're updating and expanding the blog, so stay tuned. Previously we were just the U.K. Socialist Student Union blog, but now that the SSU has a new branch over at Bluegrass Community and Technical College, we'll be sharing the blog between the UK and BCTC SSUs.

We hope to use this blog as a tool to unite other socialist students and socialist student groups around the state.

At a UK SSU meeting a couple of weeks ago, we decided we'd like to try to a hold a meeting early next semester, before the end of January, to discuss involving other socialist student organizations around the state in forming a Kentucky Socialist Student Union.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Next UK SSU meeting, Thurs (Nov. 18), 5pm

Hi all,

We're quickly trying to pull together another UK Socialist Student Union meeting for this Thursday (tomorrow, Nov. 18) at 5pm at Coffea coffeeshop (385 Rose St., Lexington). So sorry for the short notice; please help spread the word. As always, all are welcome.

Main agenda items:
*campaign for farmworker justice w/ regard to Kroger
*planning at least one more forum or movie night before the end of the semester
*collaboration with BCTC SSU and building connections to socialist student activists around the state

It will be a fun, short meeting. :) Hope to see you then.

In Solidarity,
Joan Braune

Friday, November 5, 2010

Next Meeting, Wednesday Nov. 10

Hi all! The next meeting of the UK Socialist Student Union will be Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 5pm at Common Grounds Coffee House (343 E. High St., Lexington). All are welcome.

Topics on the agenda include:

*School of the Americas protest (
*Migrant farm workers' campaign for justice against Kroger (See below)
*Continued solidarity/collaboration with new BCTC Socialist Student Union
*Possible upcoming events: for Dream Act (immigrant students' rights), against Islamophobia
*Other event ideas...Film screening?
*Report-back on Marx in Soho event (which was a huge success!)

Hope to see you Wednesday!