Spring 2016 – San Francisco State University



Friday, Saturday, & Sunday –  February 19th, 20th, & 21st 2016

Friday 12pm – 7pm | Saturday, 9:30 am – 4pm| Sunday 9am – 1pm



It is our pleasure to inform you that the CASU local at San Francisco State University, Student Union of San Francisco, is hosting our next statewide student conference, to take place this February 19-21, 2016 on the SFSU campus!

Given the upcoming tuition hikes and increasing attack of privatization and teachers it is due time for us, as a network of student leaders and educators, to reconnect our common struggles and organize further action for free and accessible education statewide. 

This three day conference aims to– coordinate statewide communication and solidarity through:

  • Creating CASU locals on your campus
  • Building inter-org solidarity
  • Organizing proceeding regionals 


FREE REGISTRATION: http://bit.ly/1jZtrzW
DAY 1- FRIDAY, February 19th 4:30PM – 8:45PM
Location: Cesar Chavez – Rigoberta Menchu Hall (Terrace Level, Cesar Chavez Student Center)
4:30- 5:00 -Welcome: Points of Unity, Safe space guidelines,etc.
5:00- 5:30 – Storytelling (Lea)
– Ask group: 1. What got me into organizing?
2. What are you organizing for?
– Ask who’s from who?
– Split up to groups/ mix them up to answer to these questions.
5:30- 6:00 Introduction and History of CASU (Vanessa)
6:00- 6:30 Ratify Agenda (Tony)
6:30- 8:00 Campus/Group report backs and updates
8:00- 8:45 Mingling/Art/Activity
8:45- 9:PM Clean Up/ Find places to crash

DAY 2 – SATURDAY, February 20th
Location: Cesar Chavez Student Center (whole building)
8:00 – 9am Registry & Breakfast (Jack Adams)
9:00 – 9:30 Introduction and History of CASU (Vanessa)
9:30 – 9:50 Group questions:
– What does “Affordability”, “Access” & “Quality” mean to you?
– General issues facing students… send off to workshops…
ex: “As you head off to your workshops keep in mind what proposals ideas and thoughts you have dealing with these issues on a statewide”

Breakout Groups (Workshops)
10:00 – 11:00 BLOCK 1 (60mins each) —> Location for each?
a. Coalition Building (Gordan)
b. How to Escalate Tactics (?)
c. Developing Campus Campaigns (Giovanni)
d. Campus Recruitment (Beth and Aja)
e. Power Mapping (Kaitlyn)

11:05-11:10 Transition

11:10- 12:10 BLOCK 2 (60 mins each )
a. Coalition Building (Gordon)
b. How to Escalate Tactics (?)
c. Developing Campus Campaigns (?)
d. Campus Recruitment (Beth and Aja)
e. Power Mapping (Kaitlyn)

12:10- 12:15 Transition

12:15- 1:00PM BLOCK 3 (45min)
a. Media (Julia/ Bay Area Video Coalition)
b. Arts/Activist (Devin/ Sasha)
c. Can I Touch Your Hair (Aja)
d. Prop 13 (Ian)
e . Connecting with Faculty (Larry)
1:00 – 2:00 Lunch
2:00 – 2:30 Workshop report backs/reflections/ideas
2:30 – 7:00 Strategy discussion/proposals: tuition hikes, privatization, free education
7:00 – 🙂 End Day 2
(Afterwards for those interested; SF nightlife, ie. Chinese New Years Parade!, etc)

SUNDAY, February 21st
Time: 10AM- 3PM (depending on location)
Location: CCSF (1st choice) -OR- 518 Valencia (2nd choice)
10:00 -3:00 Breakfast
Regionals – gathering points of contact, next steps
Statewide Format/Committees

In Solidarity,
The Student Union of San Francisco


Contact us if you have any questions!

  • Email us at: studentunionsf@gmail.com
  • Message us on Facebook!



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