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  • Student and Youth Summit on US Global Engagement NOTES
  • Ground Rules
    • Pay Attention to Gender Dynamics
    • Speak from 1 st Person Perspective
    • Allow for Conflict
    • Listen to Understand
    • Remember who is not in the room
    • Respect
    • No Cellphones
    • Honor Confidentiality
    • ½ Finger Policy
    • Have fun, Stay Positive
    • Gauge Agreement with Hand Signals
  • American Friends Service Committee
    • Bolded indicates circled in agreement by another participant
    • Recognize the human dignity in everyone
    • Non-violence; peaceful means -> peaceful ends
    • Justice – freedom from oppression
      • Economic justice (workers’ rights, immigrants etc…)
      • Social justice (LGBTQ, Racism etc…)
    • Developing resources for education and advocacy
  • Student Environmental Action Committee
    • Environment = Social, political etc…
    • Environmental racism
    • Environment + Gender
    • Renewable Energy
    • Commitment to Anti-oppression
    • Democratic organizing structure
  • Foreign Policy in Focus
    • What we do:
      • Produce documents, research, policy papers
      • training
    • Multilateralism
      • US inequality does not recognize its responsibility
      • Strengthen int’l institutions
    • Deepening analysis
      • Policy -> action bridges through training
    • Encouraging Dialogue
      • Students + activists +analysis
  • Africa Action
    • US has a special historic responsibility toward Africa
    • Believe racism has been & is a major determinant of US policies towards Africa, Africans ad US citizens of African descent
    • value Africa and people of Africa and seek partnership with Africans
    • Believe in principles of:
      • Consultation; Openness; accountability; consensus
    • Our dominant frame: global apartheid
  • USFT
    • Founded by student recognizing energy around fair trade activism
      • Collective demand, share experiences
    • Promote fair trade principles
      • Dialogue, transparency, equality
    • Relate global issues to everyday life
    • Making connections among trade orgs, fair trade groups, across supply chain
    • Interpersonal relationships
      • Diversity – seeking allies everywhere
      • Respect + responsibility to local areas + knowledge
      • Context
    • Celebration + hope
    • Global economy that supports human beings
  • United Student Against Sweatshops
    • Founded based on economic justice
      • Through apparel on campuses now, worker solidarity all over
    • Cooperation + solidarity w/ workers providing support in their work
    • Anti-oppression organization
      • Address racism, sexism, classism, etc.. In the work that we do
      • Include oppression in analysis
    • Work in coalition
    • Democratic
      • Often consensus based
      • Issues decided
    • Cooperative self-determination
  • Oxfam America
    • Overview – hunger, poverty, injustice
    • Relief/humanitarian aid, post-WWII
    • Partnership based model
      • Needs defined at local level
      • Eg. Poverty relief, hunger, fair trade
    • Make Trade Fair campaign
    • Rights based framework
      • Ie access to health care, food
      • Ability for people to empower themselves – dignity
      • So we fight for justice and fairness
  • American Anti-Slavery Group
    • 1993, first abolitionist group since civil war
    • Founded by diverse group ( multi-ethnic, multi-faith)
    • Be a voice for the voiceless
    • Education -> eradication
    • Empower former slaves etc… to tell stories
    • Partnerships w/ many groups
    • Truth-tellers
    • Non-violence
    • Simple message
  • Sierra Student Coalition
    • Harmony among people around the world
    • Clean air, water, land – human right
    • Student empowerment
      • Student leadership
    • Public lands are our heritage
    • Social and economic justice
      • Fair trade
    • People and planet over profit
    • Environmental justice
      • Disproportionate environmental degradation for poor
  • Global Justice
    • Educate, train, mobilize students around global justice issues
    • Students are not just foot soldiers; should be involved throughout
    • Globalization not inherently bad, but inequality + oppression are
    • People should be empowered for political participation
  • Student Campaign for Child Survival
    • 1)responsible policy means investing in the FUTURE
    • 2)Each child has a right to realize potential: empowerment
    • 3) responsibility – children die from diseases we could treat
    • 4)dignity of every child; caring for our children should not end with our families
  • Student Global AIDS Campaign
    • Global AIDS is symptomatic of a global crisis across geography, race etc…
    • Seeking fairness
    • Student led
    • Solidarity
    • US has responsibility as a matter of justice
    • Poorer countries should have self-control
    • Advocate for multilateral partnership (global fund)
    • AIDS is an issue of POLITICAL WILL – power imbalance etc…
  • Student PUGWASH USA
    • Focus: nuclear energy; genetics; environment
    • Education (speaking events)
    • Learn to think in a new way
    • Working across sectors and communities
    • Forum for sharing about social responsibility
    • Invite different sides of an issue
    • Promote knowledge
  • United States Student Association
    • Education is a right across age, race, class etc…
    • Grassroots power of students to win power
    • Advance student interests
    • Promote diversity
    • Educational access and quality
    • Focus on people who are normally excluded
    • Democratic processes
      • Caucuses
      • Electoral system
    • Policy platform
      • Int’l students
      • FTAA (privatization)
      • Elections (access to politics)
  • Common Principles
    • Responsibility – US Responsibility to People they have oppressed
    • Anti-oppression
    • Student Leadership
    • Story/Humanizing
    • Peace
    • Non-Violence
    • Grassroots – student and Local communities
    • Ownership
    • Global Cooperative Engagement
    • Justice – Economic, Social
    • Empowerment
    • Education – promote different viewpoints, deepening analysis
    • Democratic Process
    • Respecting Diversity
    • Coalition
    • Human Rights – Right to Participation
    • Political Participation
    • Local Solidarity
  • How do you see US behavior living up to, or falling short of, these values?
    • Claiming to support democracy and political participation, but…
    • US fails at home to live up to democratic process
    • Also fails in Int’l trade
    • Anti-Oppression: US often the oppressor
    • Corporate concentration of power
      • Undermines grassroots
    • Preach Non-Violence but go to war
  • US Behavior (cont’d)
    • Problem: Lack of Analysis by Gov’t & By American People, who then support the gov’t
    • US uses “Freedom”
    • Corporations good at working in coalition; using “free speech” to fight electoral reform
    • U.S. gov’t failed in multilateralism
    • Doing “oppressor” work
    • Self-interest or profit interest comes before values
    • US believes in global capitalism
    • Duplicity
    • Slavery continues and government ignores
    • Need a respect for student leadership and Youth participation
    • Human Rights – Our country does not respect H.R. At home – hurts us abroad
      • Lead by example
  • US Behavior (cont’d)
    • Gaps in our youth involvement
      • After school etc..
      • Activist is a fringe thing
      • We do not create mechanisms for participation
      • Need to broaden movement
      • Lack a culture of involvement
      • Fragmentation and compartmentalization
      • Elitism in involvement - people with free time and money
    • Local Knowledge of global issues is strong but overlooked
    • Who do we really mean by students and youth?
    • Using local examples + connections in messaging
      • Speak from people’s experience
    • Challenge – to reach people and move
    • Partisanship can be divisive
    • What are we willing to compromise? Taking our values to an organizational level
  • US Behavior (cont’d)
    • Conflict: message vs. Actuality
    • We cede power to “experts” and officials
    • Should foster a close connection between local and global
    • U.S. – strong concentration of power + message
      • We can respond by working w/ individual people
    • Local -> global community -> foreign policy
    • Uneven distribution of power
      • Who is making the decisions?
      • Make it hard for global people to gain access to power – even Americans
    • US Behavior – Patriot Act
      • Speed of passing
      • Invasion of privacy, freedom
      • Some nations adopting spirit and language of act
    • Media monopoly/independent media/dissent
    • Conflict between how we identify…America, US, Gov’t, Policy
    • Often US-centric, a view that can be in conflict with global equality/justice
    • Conflict between Americans claiming “justice, freedom etc…” and our historic and current actions (beliefs and actions)
  • US Behavior (cont’d)
    • Dominant culture controlling though media, education, etc..
      • Strengthen through messaging
    • Patriotism
      • Idealism
      • Historical sense
    • Even among ourselves, we find patterns of elitism
    • Treaty evasion and denial/violation
    • Need to identify ourselves as US
    • Our self-interest is short-sighted
      • need “enlightened self-interest”
    • We need to understand our privilege and advantage
    • Understanding relationships between patriotism and dissent
    • Theme: How do we relate to U.S.?
  • VOTE – Common Principles for US Global Engagement
    • Responsibility – US Responsibility to People they have oppressed 8
    • Anti-oppression 6
    • Student Leadership
    • Story/Humanizing
    • Peace 1
    • Non-Violence 1
    • Grassroots – student and Local communities 1
    • Ownership
    • Global Cooperative Engagement 5
    • Justice – Economic, Social 16
    • Empowerment
    • Education – promote different viewpoints, deepening analysis 4
    • Democratic Process 4
    • Respecting Diversity 3
    • Coalition
    • Human Rights – Right to Participation 13
    • Political Participation 2
    • Local Solidarity
    • Fairness 3
  • Evaluation
    • Smiley Faces:
      • Respect for each other
      • Concentric circles
      • Food
      • Good number for discussion/tension
      • Distribution of speakers
      • Self + professional facilitation
      • Kept on track
      • Groundwork
      • RBF + Frameworks
      • Int’l
    • Frowny Faces:
      • Structure of principles
        • Org vs. US
      • Structured Method of Getting more voices
      • Make sure we can stay in touch
      • Want to hear more specifics
      • Objectives and ground rules
    • A-HA! Moments:
      • After being a student
      • Reasoning of different groups
      • Impossible -> inevitable
      • Patriotism
  • Where are we now? From Yesterday
    • Began building relationships
    • Gained Knowledge on framing, joint visioning & lessons from int’l youth activists
    • Understanding of group backgrounds
    • Better idea of shared (and conflicting)
      • Group values/processes
      • Principles for US global engagement
  • Where are we going today?
    • Presentation on joint messaging for student global issues
    • Opportunity to reflect from yesterday
    • Defining nature of coalitions
    • Group presentations – your work
      • How could other support you + vice versa
    • Identify overlap + develop proposal drafts
    • Refine proposals/action plans
    • Presentations and feedback…
      • Lead in to tomorrow
  • Reflections on Coalition
    • Earth Rights -> Find how values translate across issues
    • Be careful…e.g. the group of farmers vs. the group out to get an international perspective: No recognition for the former
    • Coalition w/ funders is difficult. “Branding” can present challenges
    • When other groups in coalition dominate the coalition, because they lack campaigns + grassroots work
    • Honest about expectations + roles
    • Mutual self-interest – be open (not just philosophical)
    • Success when focus on other org’s, not individuals
    • We should know we are embarking on coalition – be deliberate
    • “ Think outside the square”
      • Diverse constituencies, unlikely allies
      • Eg. Farmers + aboriginal rights
    • Issue-based works because objectives are clear and can because it can negative when we cross into other issues
  • Coalitions (cont’d)
    • Lack of clear set of demands:
      • Expectations of work
      • Personal relationships
      • Focus on strengths of partners
    • Don’t use coalitions to diversify your work
    • Legislative/Lobbying Coalitions
      • Share work, amplify voice
    • Long-term coalitions
      • Need trust-building/relationships
    • Issue coalitions can lead to long term coalitions
      • Build trust through actions (press briefings, env. Coalitions)
    • Amnesty-Sierra (H.R. + Environment)
      • Gain New Perspective
      • Focus environmental defenders who were persecuted
      • See interconnection
  • SCCS
    • Doing:
      • Campaigns
        • partner w/ broader foreign aid campaigns
        • children’s health (USAID and other NGOs)
      • Advocacy for humanitarian aid
      • Increase foreign policy budget
      • Encouraging chapter partnerships w/ groups abroad
    • Others could contribute to us
      • Relationships/contacts
      • Advice for diversifying
      • Knowledge of internal power dynamics
    • We could benefit others
      • Contacts + knowledge of how to do lobby work
  • American Anti-slavery Group
    • Doing
      • Direct service; education; media; advocacy; organizing
      • Issue cooperation possibilities
        • Fair trade; transition from slavery
        • Debt relief; connections to oppression
        • HIV/AIDS; sex slavery, rape, chattle slavery
        • Env. Sustainability; New free communities
        • Women + children; disproportionate slavery
        • Sweatshops; slave labor
    • Others could contribute
      • Let us speak to groups, spread message
      • Training help on organizing
      • Vote training together
    • We can benefit others
      • Can educate around the issue
      • East coast strength
      • Advocating what is taught on campuses (collaborate)
  • AFSC (Peacebuilding Unit)
    • Doing
      • Voter education for 2004
      • Beats for Peace – Boston, DC, Philly, Miami
        • Arts, Hip-Hop, communicating w/youth who are vanguard traditionally
      • FTAA
      • Coalition work around Peace (WSF, NYSPC, W.W.W)
      • Counter-recruitment/Anti-Nukes
        • Developing materials to be used by schools + community groups
        • Links among antimilitarism groups
    • Others could contribute
      • Developing curriculum
      • Need to connect at grassroots
    • Benefit other groups
      • Resources (educating on issues)
      • Breadth of offices
  • FPIF
    • Doing
      • Conference for Oil Politics, energy policy and organizing alternatives
      • War on terror
      • US Africa policy
    • Others could contribute to us
      • Turnout/planning for conference
      • Opportunities/connections to meet up w/ constituencies
    • We can benefit others
      • Ghetto film school: alternative communications
      • Strong speakers bureau
        • Targeting swing states
  • Oxfam
    • Doing
      • CHANGE initiative – issue based mobilizing, not chapters; tools for global citizenship; other forms of recruitment, training
        • Hunger
        • Trade
        • Fair Trade coffee
      • Oct 24-27 student trade conference
    • Others could contribute
      • People, involvement for trade conference
      • Plug students into network for cooperation
      • Experience from national coalitions
    • Can Offer
      • Activism/education guides
        • FTAA, fair trade, lobbying
      • CHANGE curriculum
  • USFT
    • Doing
      • Fair trade coffee – campus campaigns
      • Create cross-campus campaigns
        • Pressure companies together
      • Developing website to connect students
    • Other groups could contribute
      • H.S. campaigns, knowledge
      • How we relate to member org’s
      • Build relationships w/ ethnic org’s; how to struggle against white bias
    • We could benefit others
      • Contacts + company database
      • Connect to mainstream, positive messaging
      • Inroads to fair trade
  • Sierra Student Coalition
    • Doing
      • 400 groups, 40 state coordinators
        • Trade campaign; totally legislative – defeat FTAA
        • Focus on state and local levels
        • Messaging: our communities at risk; identify threatened areas locally
        • Global south partnerships
        • Miami organizing
        • Oct 31 mobilization – halloween, scary, FTAA
        • Electoral trainings with USSA, AFL-CIO
      • Globalization work
      • Electoral
      • Environmental Justice; support local efforts
      • World Banks campus bonds
    • Others can contribute
      • Partner on campaigns, actions
    • Offer to others
      • Trainers bureau
  • SGAC
    • Doing
      • Donate the dollars, drop the debt, treat the people
      • Policy: congress and the president
        • Keep the Pledge, O4 Stop AIDS
        • Comprehensive platform – debt, gender, race etc..
      • Debt – week of action (IMF, WTO, Secretary etc..)
      • FTAA intellectual property
      • Multinational corporations -> coke
        • Corporate responsibility
    • Others could contribute
      • How to work
      • Local-global coalitions
      • Support on ’04 Stop AIDS
    • What do we offer?
      • Rights for sex workers + drug users
      • Victories
      • Advice on AIDS related involvement
      • Skills for advocacy
  • USSA
    • Doing
      • Appropriations in higher Education
      • Immigrant rights in education
        • Freedom rides with USAS – legislation
        • Local campus work SEVIS, DREAM
      • Elections
        • Voter education, identification, mobilization
        • Voter training
        • Non-partisan voter guide
        • Strategic placements
    • Others could contribute to us
      • Appropriations knowledge/constituencies
      • How to plug-in, define role in int’l
      • Build members in MA, IL, TX, NY
    • We could benefit others
      • Grassroots + electoral training; even around issues like FTAA
      • Democratic structure
      • Knowledge in a student-friendly way
      • Materials
      • Understanding organizing on identity
  • SEAC
    • Doing
      • Movement magazine (threshold)– communicate to member groups
      • Speakers bureau and regional list serves
      • Skills building (training institute)
      • Regional conferences
      • Campaigns start locally
        • tampon action
        • Militarism campaign
        • Renewable energy, climate justice
    • Others could contribute to us
      • Trainings more efficiently
        • Trainings regionally/youth organizing
      • Expanding outreach capacity
      • Knowledge to build grassroots funding
    • What we can contribute to others
      • Alumni network – how-to
        • Reunion…serve as partners w/ alumni
      • Organizing guides – H.S., environment
  • SPUSA
    • Doing
      • Chapter system, plan own events
      • Involve, empower student leadership
      • 6 issues: security; environment; sustainable development; genetics; diversity in science; society and technology (civil liberties)
    • Others could contribute
      • Experts/activists/students in the field
      • Our national conferences
    • Can offer to others
      • Conferences
      • Partnerships
      • Curricular advocacy
      • electoral
  • USAS
    • Doing
      • 160 affiliates, strong on coasts, fairly spread out
      • Labor solidarity and Economic justice
      • IMF, WTO, WTAA
      • Immigration reform
      • Leadership development
        • Anti-racist/oppression training
      • NYSPC – civic participation work
      • Women’s colleges, Historically black colleges
    • Others could contribute
      • Resource development
      • Alumni work
      • Electoral
    • Benefit others
      • Work w/labor movement
      • Tools for mobilizing
      • Corporate campaign
      • “ bad cop”
  • Africa Action
    • Doing
      • Campaigns around “global apartheid”
      • Africa’s Right to Health campaign
        • Access for all
        • Debt cancellation
        • End to stigma and discrimination
        • Dialogue on reparations
        • IMF/WB colonialism
      • MOST WANTED – Pres. Bush accountability
        • Expose broken promises
      • Strength – grassroots movement: DC, NY, Atlanta, Houston, Bay Area, African immigrants, PLWHA’s
      • World AIDS Day of action
    • Others could contribute
      • Need more people + allies for campaigns and days of action
    • Can Offer
      • Connections between global and domestic crisis
      • Policy analysis on issues
      • Can generate further analysis
  • Global Justice
    • Doing
      • Bring groups together
      • Seeking new campaigns
        • Trade, micro-credit
      • Bridge issues – debt and Haiti
      • International partnerships (ie Zambia)
    • Others can contribute
      • Help us get involved in new issues
      • Broaden base to public universities, HBC’s, community colleges
      • Alumni network
      • Grassroots fundraising
      • Collaborate domestically
    • Offer to others
      • Can mobilize quickly
      • Open to cooperation
      • Issue education/advocacy
  • Thematic/Campaign Proposals, Votes, Group Leaders
    • HIV/AIDS – 3 – Sean Barry
      • Day of Action, Debt
    • Electoral/Vote – 7 –Becky Wasserman
      • 04 Stop AIDS, Swing States, Key Issues, Broaden Global Agenda
    • Global Economic Justice – 9- Michelle Dixon
      • FTAA education, electoral, advocacy, trade conference
    • Corporate Accountability/Responsibility – 0
    • Media Control/Regulation – 0
    • US Responsibility/Energy, Environment, Sustainability – 7 – Jessica Leight
      • Int’ Issues, Multilateralism
  • Organizational Concerns
    • Trainings
    • Alumni
    • Curriculum Advocacy
    • Film
    • Fundraising
    • Unify Across Issues
    • Media
    • Tactics (Hip-Hop)
    • Appropriations/Lobbying
  • Vote Working Group
    • Problems:
      • International issues and elections
      • We have no/little capacity
      • Focus
      • Relations to existing coalitions?
    • Solutions/Ideas:
      • Issue specific info: fliers, vote guide(s)?
      • Samples: vote guides?, fliers
      • **Booklet
      • Guide book – 6 issues
      • **Voter Guide - Send to candidates?
      • **Candidate Profiles
        • Past votes
        • Grades
        • Each org says what they feel about candidates
      • NYSPC
      • Issue based vote materials
      • Speaking tours
  • Vote Working Group, cont’d
    • Vote Guide
    • Sample Booklet
    Organization Name Sample Flier
    • Orgs Here
      • MECha
      • NAACP
      • SAF
      • TransAfrica
    • Voter reg. Cover
    Bush Guns: Y Gore Guns: N
    • Andre plan
    • +additional background
    • info (grades, votes
  • HIV/AIDS Working Group
    • Sept -> Global Justice
    • AFSC -> Peace and Justice Tour
    • October
      • 6-12 -> SGAC -> Debt Week of Action
    • November
      • SGAC - >Trade Campaign Week of Action
      • Africa Action -> Most Wanted Campaign
    • December
      • World AIDS Day Week of Action/Student Day of Silence
      • AFSC ‘Beats’ for Peace - >2 nd or 3 rd Sunday ->Suggest an AIDS Focus
    • Platform:
      • US Should Do Its Fair Share
    • Action:
      • Multicoalition Event
      • Reordering Gov’ts Priorities
  • Evaluation
    • Smiley Faces:
      • Small Group Activities
      • Interest Across Issues
      • See linkages develop
      • Excited About Specifics
      • Didn’t let schedule dictate (flexibility)
    • Frowny Faces:
      • Use Sticky Dots as a voting tool
      • Gap in “goodbye” with funders (how do we stay in touch?)
      • Int’l – not just over meals
      • Voting –criteria of importance; a way of thinking about the decisions being made
      • Clarifying “we”
      • Day was long
    • A-Ha! Moments:
      • Patriotism moment
      • Frameworks ->media as episodic
      • Move On presentation
      • Talking about positives, looseness, comedy
      • Landmines -> winning more than liking
      • Uniting the movement discussions
      • 2004 elections -> encouraging
      • More help in organizing -> go to funders
  • Expectations for Tomorrow
    • Fleshing out action plans
      • Comment + involve in
    • Who “We” are…clarification
    • Who’s not here…who to bring in…how?
    • Sustaining relationships
    • Process/Alumni, etc… issues
    • Pitching to our organizations
    • Resource sharing
    • Defining our continuing strategy
  • Update From Yesterday …
    • Learned more about Joint messaging and Coalitions
    • Shared Group Interests
    • Developed Concrete Action Plans
    • Learned more from Internet and International partners
  • FOR TODAY
    • Reflection to get us ready for today
    • Concrete Capacity Building Collaboration; TIG, GJ Conference, Alumni, Etc…
    • Re-visit Action Plans
    • Who are we & How to move forward
    • Evaluation and Commitments
  • What do you want to come out of today ?
    • Concrete plans for continued communications
    • A world wide movement, new resources, synergy, new activist, more energy, new friends
    • Plan/vision to move towards a “trade justice” in the US and internationally 
    • Leave space in the plans to be visionary and creative
    • Create a more concrete plan for the Global Economic Justice <- yeah, this
    • Make concrete plans to work on organizational concerns together
    • A concrete plan for sharing our strength
    • Solid working relationships between participants
    • Discuss org. resources and have them continue beyond today
  • What Can You Do To Make It Happen?
    • Elevate the discourse from coalition to talk about a movement, work with others to shake donors/people up, go back to my org. + convey the vision of this conference, stay in touch
    • Coordinate a student trade justice/make trade fair-conference w/ participation by groups here and others
    • Provide (offer) space for groups
    • (ie trade etc..) to meet
    • Follow-up
    • Schedule future lunch meetings
    • Help on specifics projects coming out of this conference
  • Concern: International Partnerships
    • Needs:
      • USFT – partnerships w/ students in producer nations
      • SGAC – connect with youth AIDS activists abroad
      • SCCS – Partnerships w/ youth orgs working on children’s issues
      • SEAC – needs forum for communication with int’l groups
      • SSC – needs access to students activists in the global south to build “sister communities” relationships
      • SPUSA – Though part of an international network, would like to be connected to int’l students specifically working on our issues
      • AFSC – (Same as above)
      • AASG – To work w/ people on the ground to spread awareness, provide help+ info about slaves, pressure media to report about slavery, and gov’t and civil society to do something about slavery
    • Resources:
      • SEAC - History of Int’l component w/ newsletter + other resources
      • People and Planet – Specific campaigns on trade, HIV/AIDS, climate change
      • AFSC – Huge Int’l network
      • IYP – network of youth activists in 150 countries. IYP 2004
      • USAS – int’l intern program sends US students to 7 countries; experience & network in Latin America and Asia
      • Oxfam – Network of community/org. partnerships
      • AASG – nat’l conference bringing 8 civil society activists from Africa to discuss goals and collective action
  • Concern: International Partnerships (cont’d)
    • Partnerships:
      • USFT would like to partner with Youth Parliament
      • SEAC/P&P – Climate Change
      • SGAC/P&P – re: AIDS/trade, IYP – adopt a project
      • IYP/SGAC
      • IYP + CONGO
      • AFSC + IYP + P&P
      • USAS would like to work w/ P&P
      • GJ – IYP, P&P, CONGO
  • Concern: Alumni + H.S.
    • Need
      • GJ – training – we need to start an alumni program; we need ideas and tactics
      • SGAC – ideas + examples for alumni network
      • SPUSA – Locating Alumni; time to devote to program; future publication to provide to alumni
      • SEAC – ideas for maintaining a H.S. network
      • AASG – working access to orgs to inform more young people about slavery + ways to stay involved
      • USFT – maintaining contact w/ alumni, making contact w/ high schools + making curriculum
    • Resources
      • SSC – works extensively w/ high school students
      • SEAC – We have on alum network + can share info on how it was created
      • SPUSA – Currently launching 2 alumni groups (Boston, DC)
      • USAS has H.S. organizing manual + alumni council
    • Partnerships:
      • GJ -> SEAC -> USAS -> SPUSA
  • Concern: Training
    • Needs:
      • SGAC – campus organizing; electoral; designing campaign
      • SCCS – campus organizing; media
      • SPUSA – Outreach to new schools; sustaining chapters; networking members
      • FPIF – media training advice; electoral
      • Anti-oppression trainings
      • AASG - general grassroots/leadership development, media, managing chapter finances, election, outreach + coalition building
      • Oxfam – grassroots student media, lobbying, organizing, campus chapter/campaign building, issue based trainings
      • Make Trade Fair Conference: Anything you can offer to build students skills and knowledge to advocate around trade and the FTAA
      • AFSC – curriculum development, materials, youth/student organizing
      • USFT – campus outreach training
      • AA – Actions, Global-Local
      • SEAC needs regional grassroots organizers
  • Concern: Training (cont’d)
    • Resources
      • AFSC – Hugeness + lotsa folks
      • SEAC – grassroots organizing training institute and rally
      • SSC – models for lobbying, media, campaign planning, facilitation, running campus groups, running a mtg etc… trainings and a developed triners bureau nationwide
      • FPIF – media training professional
      • GJ – organizing, media, advocacy
      • Oxfam – CHANGE curriculum (200 pg binder of media, lobbying, organizing and issue based trainings around trade, coffee and hunger). FTAA teach-in, FTAA
      • student action and resource guide, FTAA lobbying teach-in. Hunger Banquets.
      • AA – Staff training experience (media org.)
      • USAS/USSA –labor GRassrootsOganizingWorkshop (GROW)
    • Partnerships
      • SSC – USSA Election trainings
      • Trade Conference – Oxfam, GJ, AFSC, SGAC
      • Oxfam-SGAC-USSA – electoral organizing
      • SGAC-SSC – exchange materials; get some members to attend SSC training;
      • SGAC-FPIF – media training
      • USSA electoral trainings – GJ, SGAC, AFSC, SSC, Oxfam, AA,
      • SEAC – would like to partner with other student orgs. For an anti-oppression training conference, USAS would be interested
  • Concern: Fundraising Thru Grassroots
    • Needs:
      • SEAC – needs to hire a development director, advice on dues structure
      • GJ – helpful tips; we need to start up a program
      • SGAC – tips + lessons learned
      • Beats 4 peace – specific staff
      • USAS – advice on effective dues structure
      • AASG – Advice w/ new chapter system
      • USFT – advice
      • SPUSA – unique travel funding ideas
      • AA - $ for local activist groups
    • Resources:
      • AASG – Can provide example of our Bearing Witness + Subsequent resources as models including our Freedom Action Network and Telemarketing
      • SEAC – can provide info on sliding scale dues
  • Concern: Broadening our Constituency
    • Needs:
      • SEAC – to learn about building coalitions with diverse groups (in terms of race, class, sexual orientation) without co-opting those movements
      • SSC – building diversity (race, class, sexual orientation, geographic, ideological)
      • SCCS – expanding geographically into S, MW; diversifying to public schools, community colleges, historically black colleges etc…
    • Resources:
      • SEAC – caucus structure
  • Concern: Tactics (Film & Hip-Hop)
    • Needs:
      • FPIF – groups that want to create these films together
      • SSC – interested in developing creative street theater/visibility tactics around FTAA & “beat Bush” themes
      • USFT – Buzzmobile National summer tour
      • SGAC – more fun outreach
      • SCCS – connections w/ children’s arts groups
      • AASG – Use film +Art to increase awareness
    • Resources:
      • FPIF – Ghetto Film School
      • AFSC – Beats for Peace
      • SSC – we have connections to theater of the oppressed folks
      • FPIF – hip-hop tour (Dead Prez)
      • AASG – Connections w/ Entertainment Industries Council, Touched by an Angel and Others
    • Partnerships:
      • USAS, AA, GJ, FPIF, AFSC – would like to participate in these
      • SGAC wants to participate w/ AFSC (Beats); FPIF (documentary):
  • Concern: Media
    • Needs:
      • AASG - More consistent slavery coverage – less episodic
      • AA - Concrete ways to bring local voices to National/Int’l media
      • Echoed by AFSC; Also, connections w/ alt. media/advertising/artist networks
      • SGAC – help with materials
      • FPIF – info on cheap means to get flashy materials
      • SPUSA – How to get medias attention
      • SCCS – brochures, flier, poster development
      • AA Help with messaging , events
    • Resources:
      • AASG – Can provide help w/ messaging + Media Outreach Ideas (op-ed writing, etc…)
      • AFSC Communications dept. -> USSA, NYSPC model
      • SSC – has developed a student media training that can serve as a model
      • SPUSA – link to great, cheap printer
      • FPIF – film (tactic) as new messaging!
      • SGAC – comp. media guide
  • How do we incorporate values into our own organizations’ processes?
    • Anti-oppression thru caucuses
      • Womens caucus, people of color caucus, working class caucus etc…
      • Tool for accountability, process, representation (to larger group), communication w/in caucuses
    • Anti-oppression training
      • Ben will recommend
      • Anti-racism trainings
      • Challenging white supremacy
      • People’s institute…
      • We need language to talk about these things
    • Ally meetings
      • How can we be allies to caucus
    • Caucus retreats
      • Caucuses w/ representation on board (USSA)
    • Changing how people talk about OR changing membership and leadership
    • How we analyze and talk about our issues? Ie racism and sexism
    • It is the same people running the show domestically and internationally
    • When we change analysis…we attract different leaders and member base
    • Helping people OR solidarity against oppression
  • Campaigns, Partnerships, Coalitions
    • Actions -> Shared resources -> larger process, larger movement
    • Focus on larger movement piece from this weekend:
      • Are we necessarily student and youth…what does this mean for who we are? Groups with some student work or student/youth led groups
      • How do we treat students within our groups?
      • Should groups like AFSC join youth + student organizations
      • Only national student groups? Regional? Local? Int’l?
    • How much work can we do before true inclusion of other groups to allow true ownership and leaders from those groups?
  • What would make people excited about this process? Who do we need to get involved? Who is not here?
    • What does it mean to do “Global Justice” work?
    • Environmental justice groups
    • Immigrant communities
    • Latino + Asian communities
    • National women’s groups
    • Indigenous groups
    • NAACP
    • Int’l participation
    • Ethnic student groups
    • Black student unions (regional network)
    • Non-student youth
    • Groups representing black people
      • NAACP, TransAfrica, Black fraternity + sorority
    • Faith based networks
      • Unitarian universalists
    • World federation of democratic students
    • Int’l union of students
    • MECha
    • New voices or common mission or mutual gain?
    • Roots and Shoots
    • Global humanitarian org’s (still have adult-student conflict)
    • Moslem student associations
  • Using your relationships to bring on new partners
    • How to go back to org’s?
    • Challenge about working harder/smarter. Are we working smarter?
      • Trade campaign as possible example
      • Beats fro Peace, FTAA, voter
        • Smoother on things to do anyway
      • More work, but helps with outreach, expedites
      • Success where groups were working already
      • Not as much success with new ideas/projects (multilateralism)
      • How do we look toward new coordination?
    • Used to campaigns?
      • Hard to incorporate across issues, principle to work together
    • Outcomes
      • Partnerships/tasks agreed to
      • Relationships and connections
        • People’s movements
        • For NEXT TIME, new coalitions
    • Afraid of groups dissipating
      • But one thing that was cool was that groups did improve self-> concrete smarter working relationships
    • Great balance structure