Spring 2014 – CSU Dominguez Hills

CASU Spring 2014 Statewide Conference5th CA STUDENT UNION CONFERENCE

SPRING 2014 CALIFORNIA STUDENT UNION CONFERENCE
Friday & Saturday, April 25 & 26, 2014
Friday, 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm | Saturday, 9:30 am – 7:00 pm
Cal State University, Dominguez Hills
Small College Complex 104
1000 E Victoria St, Carson, CA 90747

*** CONFERENCE DOCUMENTS ***

Conference Agenda >> PDF
Facilitation Notes >> PDF
Facilitator Guide >> PDF
Chapters v. Affiliates Proposal >> PDF
Outreach Flyers >> Quarter Page PDF | Full Page PDF
CASU New Student Orientation >> PPT
History of the California Student Movement >> PPT
Conference Photos >> Facebook Album

*** ABOUT THE CONFERENCE ***

This two day conference will focus on building student power on our campuses via structures of direct/participatory democracy (i.e. all students are involved in the decision-making process), solidifying relationships across the state based on issues important to us, and planning a statewide action together for Fall 2014 around our common interests in fighting the student debt, attack on workers’ rights, cuts to departments/services, killing of shared governance/democracy, human rights’ violations, and student repression that stem from the continued privatization of our educations and our futures.

*** CONFERENCE AGENDA ***

Friday, April 25, 2014, 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm

12:00 – 12:30 >> Registration

12:30 – 12:45 >> Welcome & Points of Unity
– Safe Space Guidelines
– Photo & video recording ground rules
– Voting procedures

12:45 – 1:30 >> National & International Student Unionism
Ohio University Student Union will be presenting on their recent victory taking over their student government on the Restart student unionist slate, which consists of restructuring student government around direct democracy and mass student action in order to advance educational, social, and environmental justice on campus.
– Quebec student organizers will be presenting information on the upcoming Montreal Student Movement Convention, which will focus on educating students on how they’ve organized combative student unions on their campuses for the past 4o years!

1:30 – 2:30 >> Breakouts
– Campus & System Reports
– New Student Orientation
– May Day Working Group

2:30 – 3:30 >> Workshops Session One
– Student Success Fees within the Cal States
– Oil Severance & Extraction Tax to Refund California
– Building Student Power Through Student Org & Dept Affiliations
– Organizing to Win Grassroots Student Campaigns & Elections
– May Day Working Group (SESSION ONE ONLY)

3:30 – 3:45 >> Break

3:45 – 4:45 >> Workshops Session Two
– Student Success Fees within the Cal States
– Oil Severance & Extraction Tax to Refund California
– Building Student Power Through Student Org & Dept Affiliations
– Organizing to Win Grassroots Student Campaigns & Elections
– Toward a Student Bill of Rights (SESSION TWO ONLY)

4:45 – 5:00 >> Closing

5:00 – 6:00 >> Carpools to Leche Cafe in Norwalk

4:45 – 5:45 >> Revolutionary Soap Box Poetic Outburst Open Mic @ Leche Cafe

 

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 9:30 am to 7:00 pm

9:30 – 10:00  >> Registration & Light Breakfast

10:00 – 10:15  >> Welcome & Points of Unity
– Safe Space Guidelines
– Photo & video recording ground rules
– Voting procedures

10:15 – 11:00  >> History of the California Student Movement

11:00 – 11:50  >> Action Planning Breakout One (by issue):
– What are your struggles? What are you organizing around right now?
– What would you want the focus of a statewide action to be? What would strategically make sense for your campaign?
– Choose top 2 or 3 within group

11:50 – 12:00  >> Break

12:00 – 1:00  >> “Dot-Democracy Voting”: Focus of Action

1:00 – 2:00  >> LUNCH

2:00 – 2:50  >> Action Planning Breakout Two (by issue):
– What demands would you like to see addressed in the action?
– Choose top 3 or 4 within group

2:50 – 3:50  >> “Dot-Democracy Voting”: Final List of Demands

3:50 – 4:20  >> Plenary: Timeline for Summer & Fall 2014 goals

4:20 – 4:30  >> Break

4:30 – 5:30  >> Working Group Breakouts: Brainstorming to Support Action

5:30 – 6:00  >> Working Group Report Backs

6:00 – 6:10  >> Break

6:10 – 6:40  >> Outreach & Education Committee Proposal Voting
– Copies of the proposal will be distributed at the beginning of the conference for review

6:40 – 7:00  >> Closing Remarks

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