Northeast Regional Students’ Conference for a Global Conscience

Posted on March 26, 2004

Northeast Regional Students’ Conference for a Global Conscience
April 2-4th, 2004
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Register today!
website: http://www.cnylabor.org/nrsc/
email: studentglobalconscience@yahoo.com

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BUILD YOUR KNOWLEDGE
of the different issues surrounding globalization….
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* AIDS Advocacy 101 * Globalization 101–Intro to International Development * Agricultural Subsidies * Fair Trade 101 * Global Warming and Climate Control * Dirty Metals: Mining’s Impact on Communities and the Environment * Raising Minimum Wage and the Living Wage Movement * Indigenous Movements * The Free Trade Agenda–NAFTA, FTAA, and CAFTA * Fair Trade 201 * Changing Trade Policies Lead to Itinerant Apparel Industry * Farm Workers * Militarism and the Environment * Racism and the Ideology of Slavery * The Nuclear Questions: A Working Class View * and many more….

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BUILD YOUR SKILLS
to learn how to run a kick-a** campus activist group that creates real, lasting change….
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* Nonviolent Direct Action * Arts of Protests * Art as Activism * Radical Cheerleading * Grassroots Organizing 101 * Dynamic Trainings-Group Facilitation * Impacting Elections: Bird-dogging and other strategies * Coalition Building * Power-mapping and Strategic Interaction with Targets * Media Strategy * and many more….

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BUILD YOUR ACTIONS
by learning about campaigns that your group can take on to fight for social justice….
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* Dream Act * Coke Campaign * Organizing students and taking over student government * Drop Cintas Campaign * Sweat X–Getting sweatshop free clothing on your campus * Justice for Bhopal * Workers Rights Consortium * Blue and Green Purchasing * Tampaction * Tree Free Paper Campaign * Militarism and the Environment * Fair Trade * Organizing Around CAFTA * RNC Planning * and many more….

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BUILD OUR COLLECTIVE POWER
by strengthening networking in the Northeast with other progressive student groups….
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Wish you knew what other groups were up to in the Northeast so you could share resources and coordinate events, actions, and campaigns? Come to this conference to help build a solid, sustainable network through which we can build our collective power as youth activists.

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SPEAKERS INCLUDE:
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Michale Parenti, Author of Assasination of Julius Caesar and The Sword and the Dollar
Medea Benjamin, Director of Global Exchange
Njoki Njoroge Njeh?, Director of 50 Years is Enough
Stewart Acuff, Organizing Director of the AFL-CIO
Anna Lappe, Author of Hope’s Edge
Representatives of OXFAM
Lost Film Festival
The Ruckus Society
Student Action with Farmworkers
Drop Beats not Bombs
and many more…..

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PARTICIPATING STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
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United Students Against Sweatshops
United Students for Fair Trade
United States Student Association
Sierra Student Coalition
Student Environmental Action Coalition
Student Global Aids Campaign

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REGISTRATION:
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There is a registration fee of $20 that will be collected at arrival. However, we would not want anyone to be turned away due to lack of funds. If $20 is too much we offer a sliding scale email Pilar at pem23@cornell.edu and let her know you need a reduced rate. Registration is important because then we would
know how much food and housing spaces to get. To register visit our website at http://www.cnylabor.org/nrsc or go directly to:

http://globaljusticenow.org/index.php?module=phatform&PHAT_MAN_OP=view&PHPWS_MAN_ITEMS[]=6

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HOUSING:
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Housing space will be in houses, churches and community organization space. Please indicate any special needs or requests you have when registering.

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FOOD:
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Breakfast and fair trade coffee will be provided on Saturday and Sunday. In addition, lunch will be provided on Sunday and dinner will be provided on
Saturday and Sunday from local restaurants. On Saturday we will provide everyone the opportunity to go explore downtown Ithaca and support the local
economy by purchasing food.

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ENTERTAINMENT:
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Includes the new film, “The Fourth World War” to be shown on Friday night at Cornell Cinema and a concert on Saturday night including Drop Beat Not Bombs,
Location (local punk band) and Space Dawg (local blues rock band).

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FOR GENERAL QUESTIONS:
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–email studentglobalconscience@yahoo.com
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FOR SPECIFIC QUESTIONS:
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–email Tomer at TM99@cornell.edu with regard to designing the network or becoming a network delegate for your school
–email Glynis at GAR37@cornell.edu with regard to housing or transportation
–email Tina at CIL4@cornell.edu with regard to workshops and education

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JOIN OUR PLANNING LISTSERV:
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NEplanning@yahoogroups.com


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