Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tabling for Farmworker Justice

Joan Braune and Clayton Brown tabling on Thursday last week behind the UK Student Center, for the U.K. SSU and gathering signatures on postcards asking Kroger to agree to the demands of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers. Six UK students were involved with tabling for the SSU over the course of the week, and we have a great response and some great discussions throughout the week.

Next UK SSU meeting: Thursday, Sept. 22

The next UK SSU meeting will be this Thursday, Sept. 22, at 8pm at the Commonwealth Building, at 226 E. Maxwell St. (If you are used to attending our meetings, please note that this is a change from our usual meeting location.) As always, all are welcome.

Agenda includes:
*Event planning in solidarity with the farmworkers of Immokalee, Florida
*Upcoming "Funk the War" concert
*Our new reading group
*A carpool to big national antiwar demonstration
*Planning a gathering of students and groups from around the region to discuss socialist/left organizing on campuses

We had some great tabling on campus over the course of the last week and had a presence at a UK Greenthumb gathering of local groups involved in environmental justice/sustainability issues. Thanks to everyone who helped make that possible, or stopped by our table to say hi!

I'm looking forward to meeting Thursday! Please spread the word to others who may be interested.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Protest, Concert, Teach-in, and More

Our second meeting of the semester was as productive as the first, with ten people in attendance yet again and lots of good planning. Some stuff upcoming:
*A carpool to the October 6 protest in Washington, DC.
*Anti-war "Funk the War" concert on October 14 at Al's Bar
*A teach-in on the Immokalee Workers campaign for early November
*A meeting of various organizations from around the region about socialist/left organizing on campuses, tentatively scheduled for the weekend of November 11
*A socialist reading group is being formed!
Please feel free to contact us (standinsolidarity@yahoo.com, or the Facebook group, "U.K. Socialist Student Union") for more information or to get involved!