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International conference: resistance now


The PSC is hosting a conference called, “Global Resistance in the Neoliberal University,” organized by the union’s International Committee, taking place on Friday, March 3, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, and on Saturday, March 4, starting at 9:00 am and lasting until 7:30 pm, at the union hall at 61 Broadway in Manhattan.

The theme of the conference is “overcoming austerity, adjunctification, racism, sexism, militarization and repression.” Speakers include Trevor Ngwane, Mayen Arellanes, Vivek Chibber, Mosibudi Motimele and Maria Teresa Lechuga.

“The International Conference is the most significant initiative by any union in the US to build direct, peer-to-peer solidarity with worker organizations and students in India, South Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and beyond,” said committee chair Immanuel Ness of Brooklyn College. “Through sharing common experiences we will learn the most effective techniques in resisting state and corporate initiatives to undermine the rights of academics and students through casualization, creation of two-tier labor forces and withdrawal of state funding.”

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