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Student And Youth Summit On Us Global Engagement

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

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