720 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
Session Title: Raising Student Activists: Supporting student activism
Contact: justin adkins firstname.lastname@example.org
Track: College Campus Issues and Organizing for LGBT Administrators
Scheduled Session: Workshop Session 4
Format: Workshop, 90 minute
Description: Those of us who go on before and support them raise student activists up. This workshop is based on a history of student activism including everything from AIM and the Black Panthers to anti-war movements, and much more. There will be ample time for discussion and to jointly troubleshoot difficulties in our personal situations as we discuss intersections of immigration, justice in Palestine, racial justice, LGBTQ movements, and environmental justice. Topics will include how to offer skill-building workshops to direct action support. We will also discuss how to find faculty and administrative partners. In LGBTQ work we often talk about intersectionality but do really walk the walk across ideological lines? How do we turn a critical lens to the intersections of varied movements for justice, to seek specific and concrete steps towards an integrated plan that is realistic and implementable? How will we work together towards freedom?