As some of you may remember, last year I published a “List of 2012 Student Protests Regarding Education in the U.S.” list. Since this post was such a huge hit and received a lot of continuous support last year, I knew I had to make sure I did it again. This year I wanted to take it further than just issues regarding education, and include all the beautiful student power. Especially with the National Student Power Convergence coming up in August, I knew I had to get this list out there soon hoping as many of these students can make it out to Wisconsin this summer. With that being said, all of you–students and student allies–should check it out, register, and attend if you can! I wouldn’t be who I am without it, and you can read why here.
Well, moving right along, here is a quick summary of the list and the list itself right below organized by category. I know for sure I must be missing some actions (the only ones on this list are actions students reported to me, as well as the ones I could find with Google). So, if you know of a action that’s not included here, please e-mail me ASAP with the deetz so I can get it up (SRRivera92@gmail.com).
Alright, well I’ll stop rambling and give you the goods after one more thing. To all the fellow students reading this, thank you for all the trouble-making, organizing, and agitating you all are doing to fight for a better world. Love & solidarity forever, and I can’t wait to reunite and meet all of you in August.
From our good friend Stephanie Rivera (http://teacherunderconstruction.com)
An amazing list of protests on a wide array of causes!
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"The future belongs to those who give the next generation reason for hope."-Pierre Teilhard de Chadin
I wanted to personally thank all of you as we reach the final couple hours of our campaign! We all have came a long way… We stop promoting at midnight last night, but it officially ends at 2pm. Still time to donate!
It has been amazing month of new connections, generous support and lots of positive energy for the work we are doing and for the simple and profound idea that young people can and should be part of transforming the world and education!
Here are a few of the highlights from the last month.
Big thanks to all my Imagining Learning friends! Big deep hearted thank you to Charles Kouns for sharing this work with me. My life will never be the same!I want to thank each and all of you for generous supporting this work and for helping to create ripples of transformation in education. Much love.
Where ever you are, let’s celebrate this amazing journey! More to come! Children everywhere are smiling!
The future belongs to those who give the next generation reason for hope.”-Pierre Teilhard de Chadin
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I need your help! We only have less then 5 hours til the end of Imagining Learning’s Crowdfunding campaign. My personal goal is to reach 200 donors. Charles Kouns goal is crossing the 10,000 dollar! I think we can reach both of them. You have all heard our story now for the last 30+ days and you all know my passion for providing learning experiences for young people that can change their life and change their capacity for changing education and the way we live together! Please stand with the young people of the world and donate at least 10 dollars to our campaign! Please be one of the 41 people to donate today! Much Love! http://www.incited.org/projects/imagining-learning-creating-a-national-collective-voice-through-listening
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