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  Kennedy School Op-Ed: Rebecca Hamilton: Who Says Student Activism is Dead?
Rebecca Hamilton is a joint degree student at the John F. Kennedy School of Government and Harvard Law School.
Another group of students from Swarthmore College came up with the audacious idea that if their government wasn't going to stop the ongoing atrocities in Darfur, then they would have to take on the task themselves.
The students behind the fund have managed to gain the endorsement and expertise of many influential individuals, from politicians on both sides of the aisle to Juan Mendez, UN special adviser on the prevention of genocide, and Gareth Evans, president of the International Crisis Group.
www.ksg.harvard.edu /ksgnews/Features/opeds/040605_hamilton.htm   (649 words)

  Student activism: a return to the mid-sixties? (1973) - Melbourne Anarchist Archives
Student activism in the strict sense was a highly important fore-runner and, contributor to the movements of anti-war dissent and revolt in Australia, the U.S.A. and (perhaps) some other countries.
Whilst many leaders dated from the years of student activism the tone of these movements was set by the membership, the bulk of which had been politicised within the anti-war movement and had had no contact with the "old left" beyond rubbing shoulders with it at the larger meetings and demonstrations.
The historical significance of student activism of the sixties was that it was the training ground for the first cadres of the anti-war movement.
www.takver.com /history/melb/maa59.htm   (1415 words)

 Diversity in Higher Education: Student Activism Today
Campus activism today spans a much broader range of causes, with students organizing around international solidarity and human rights; diversity in higher education and attacks on affirmative action; labor issues and the growing corporate influence on higher education; and a series of environmental concerns.
Students are using a larger repertoire of methods including litigation, e-mail campaigns, and press conferences.
Students can plan events that demonstrate their activism, offering journalists background material, data or statistics about the issue, and interviews with those affected by it.
www.diversityweb.org /Digest/Sm99/activism.html   (1192 words)

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Activism emerging from privileged social groups is not plausible as a model for disempowered groups, and is incapable of serving as a forerunner of democratic public life.
Student service organizations, like fraternities and sororities, are susceptible to similar critiques even though their work is usually understood to be "philanthropic" rather than "activist." These organizations self-consciously promote an ethic of service to communities.
Students of biology or economics are given appropriate training on the expectation that they will eventually leave town and do work in biology or economics.
www.spunk.org /texts/misc/sp000172.txt   (2532 words)

 Student activism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A student demonstration in Mexico City ended in a storm of bullets on the night of October 2, 1968, an event known as the Tlatelolco massacre.
Even in Pakistan, students took to the streets to protest changes in education policy, and on November 7 a college student was shot dead as police opened fire on a demonstration.
In the United States, student activism is often understood as a form of youth activism that is specifically oriented toward change in the American educational system.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Student_activism   (2342 words)

 INHEA: Student Activism publications
Student culture and activism in fl South African universities: The root of resistance.
Kirubi, G. Turmoil in a university: An analytical study of the conflicts, confrontations, and strikes in the university of Nairobi and Kenyatta University College in the Republic of Kenya--1960-1978.
Pekene, C. Student protests and university response in Nigeria, 1962-1982: A case study of three federal universities.
www.bc.edu /bc_org/avp/soe/cihe/inhea/pubs_theme/Student_Activism.htm   (672 words)

 A history of student activism: Penn State through the years
Students had a right to say what they wanted their education to be and not have the school dictate it to them, he said.
The student housing amendment, which was approved by the council May 1, limited the number of houses that can be converted to rental housing for students in a certain area.
Students lack the motivation to get involved, Matson said, because they are usually only in the area for four years, and they will not make a huge impact in that period of time.
www.collegian.psu.edu /archive/1997/08/08-23-97cm/08-23-97m01-004.htm   (1446 words)

 Student Rights, Student Activism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The student protest at Meadowvale High School was an attempt by a small group of students to exercise what they thought were their rights; in particular, the right to free expression and the right to question how they were being educated.
Students in Canada are also guaranteed equal educational opportunity; for example, unmarried pregnant students are no longer required to leave school, as they once were; alternative education programs for students with disabilities are provided; students of all faiths may wear religious symbols to school.
Student rights were significantly expanded in the 1960s in Canada and the U.S. when high school and university student activists picketed and protested for increased freedom of speech and assembly.
www.cbc.ca /newsinreview/Dec_2000/teens/rights.htm   (811 words)

 The Daily Princetonian - The future of Student Activism
Constant comparison with the activism of the 1960s is also unproductive and aggravates an inferiority complex in many students about their own efforts at campus mobilization.
Students don't have to protest against something or join a political campaign to become involved in their society.
Activism is increasingly taking different forms, and we must not mistake a low rate of voter turnout for a decline in social involvement.
www.dailyprincetonian.com /archives/2001/02/07/opinion/2253.shtml   (812 words)

 CNNfyi.com - Student Activism - July 5, 2001
Students understand what civil disobedience is, how it differs from other forms of protest, what its consequences might be, and circumstances under which it might be justified.
Students can research Habitat for Humanity or the Algebra Project and create presentations that explain the goals of the project and the strategies used to achieve the desired goals.
Direct each student to prepare a paper or an oral report about the method of protest that would be most effective in impacting public policy on the issue, and why.
cnnstudentnews.cnn.com /2001/fyi/lesson.plans/07/05/student.activism   (943 words)

 CNNfyi.com - Student Activism - April 17, 2000
The Purdue students felt they would be prepared for the weekend's events because of previous demonstrations at the university.
Student activists interviewed at the protest said they wanted Purdue to agree to buy its apparel only from factories that follow a code of conduct for workers' rights.
The students said they also want the university to join the Workers' Rights Consortium, an organization that seeks to prevent the exploitation of low-wage workers and the spread of international sweatshops.
archives.cnn.com /2000/fyi/sb/04/13/student.activism   (861 words)

 student activism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Police and university authorities allege the students were videotaped during a strategic planning meeting for candidates, and aired sentiments with a bias towards the MDC.
Nelson Chamisa: In their opinion student activism is another front for activism, particularly looking at the fact that you have people like Daniel Molokele, myself, the likes of Charlton Hwende, the likes of Brian Kagoro, the Tendai Biti’s the Enoch Chikweche’s, the Munyaradzi Gwisai’s of this world, who are themselves direct products of student activism.
And it requires all those who have been in student leadership before to also give some sense of inspiration and also to continue to guide in terms of ideas, regeneration of ideas and making sure that these young guys are given that impetus they need to confront this dictatorship.
www.thezimbabwean.co.uk /27-may-2005/student-activism.html   (1798 words)

 Vol. 3, Chapter 10: Student Activism
In recognizing the seriousness of the issues and the principles involved, members of the students affairs staff, the executive assistant to the president, faculty members, the dean of faculty, and the president himself met with the students to review what steps needed to be taken to organize an appropriate event that protected everyone's rights.
The student organization was asked, and agreed, to provide information about the performance group, including the names of at least three college campuses where performances had taken place and a contract that would give us a clear sense of the nature and extent of audience participation in the performance.
The students' response was twofold: they called a press conference and they brought the performance group to campus as part of a protest in which a version of the specific performance piece took place.
www.hampshire.edu /library/archives/vol3/jstudentactivism.html   (7007 words)

 Student Activism in the 1930s
Having originated the idea of federal student aid in the Hoover years, the student movement during the mid-1930s used its national federation and lobby, the American Youth Congress (founded in 1934), to champion job programs for low-income students and unemployed youth.
We have reproduced twenty-one essays from the 1935 Student League for Industrial Democracy (SLID) Summer Leadership Institute (SLID Essays) and another nineteen essays written by student activists during the American Student Union's 1938 and 1939 Summer training institutes (ASU Essays).
The student movement of the 1930s was an important precursor to the student movements of the 1960s and beyond; but the student activists of that decade went on to make other contributions.
newdeal.feri.org /students   (640 words)

 Student activism - - NazNet Community
THE EVENTS at Columbia University on Oct. 4, in which about a dozen students stormed a stage where the founder of an anti-illegal immigration group was speaking, didn't exactly resemble those of April 1968.
A founder of Students for a Democratic Society, Rudd was among the leaders of the Columbia revolt in 1968 and was later a member of the radical Weather Underground.
I can't say for certain that the students who silenced Gilchrist were preoccupied with the aura of unrest rather than the plight of illegal immigrants, but it's possible that old-fashioned organizing took a back seat to spectacle.
www.naznet.com /community/showthread.php?t=7630   (792 words)

 Asian American Student Activism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
For example, each student attempted to take up the challenge of Franz Fanon: to discover the mission of their generation and to fulfill it and not betray it.
Each student examined the insight of Gandhi ‹ that education must be of "the head, the heart, and the hand" ‹ and applied this insight to examine the work of teacher Tony Osumi as well as their own efforts as activists and educators.
And finally, through recent student presentations, each student has discovered the importance of three other dimensions of activism: the need to link local activism with global concerns, the need for sustainable activism, and the need to engage in personal transformation while engaging in social change.
www.sscnet.ucla.edu /aasc/classweb/spring00/webmag_197j/assign7.html   (875 words)

 The new activism | csmonitor.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Student activism is an integral part of democracy in the United States, insists Mr.
But there are also students today for whom activism means something far removed from either the debate between left and right or the war in Iraq.
Dihan Thilakaratne, a senior and chemistry major at North Texas University, says he joined a student rally when the cause was one with relevance to his life: a protest against a 7 percent hike in tuition fees.
www.csmonitor.com /2004/0824/p12s01-legn.html   (1031 words)

 Education & Student Activism : Indybay
Students and youth are participating in a week-long fast aimed at urging the California congressional delegation to move forward immigration reform that includes legal residency and a path to citizenship for hundreds of thousands of undocumented youth.
Students and youth are paying close attention to the DREAM Act, a bill which could allow undocumented students who meet certain requirements to obtain legal residency.
On May 22, AFSCME and the Student and Worker Coalition for Justice won their Wage Parity campaign; on May 30, the UC Activist Defense Committee was successful in their efforts to keep student activist Alette Kendrick at UCSC; and now on June 14, labor activists have ensured Angela Ruiz' job security.
www.indybay.org /student   (3555 words)

 Youth activism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Around the world young people are engaged as activism planners, researchers, teachers, evaluators, decision-makers, advocates and leading actors in the environmental movement, social justice organizations, and anti-racism and anti-homophobia campaigns.
As the central beneficiaries of public schools, youth are also advocating for student-led school change through student activism and meaningful student involvement.
Youth activism as a social phenomenon in the United States truly became defined in the mid- to late-nineteenth century when young people began forming labor strikes in response to their working conditions, wages, and hours.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Youth_activism   (717 words)

 The Harvard Crimson :: News :: STUDENT ACTIVISM:
He points to the mobilization of students to protest the reintroduction of grapes to the dining halls as a good example of activism.
He says the manner in which he and others motivated students to vote in the grape referendum was a step away from the traditional kind of activism because of its use of e-mail, posters and pamphlets, and its refusal to engage in muck raking.
In a panel discussion about student activismthat was part of the Democracy Teach-In,Undergraduate Council member Eric M. Nelson '99said one of the main problems of with activism oncampus is a kind of "generalization" that occurs.
www.thecrimson.com /article.aspx?ref=95591   (2007 words)

 Vol. 2, Chapter 7: Student Activism
[This student project, a booklet with accompanying videotape, was produced in response to a proposed nuclear reactor facility in Montague, and was widely circulated in the local area.
For example, a photograph found in a 1974 paper of students marching to a Trustee meeting at Blair Hall is almost identical to a 1983 Apostrophe photograph.
In 1972, students had already begun to question the social responsibility of Hampshire in regard to the Vietnam War and the corporate ties that certain Trustees had with weapons producers.
library.hampshire.edu /archives/vol2/hstudent.html   (4523 words)

 State: Student activism
In a state without a long history of immigration activism, she organized a walkout of 1,500 students here because her parents had once been illegal immigrants from Honduras and Mexico.
Elizabeth said her activism has been inspired by the HBO movie Walkout, about students in East Los Angeles in the 1960s, and by Hispanic rapper Lil’ Rob, who is the son of Mexican immigrants.
In a town where some students call illegal immigrants “wetbacks,” Mayra said she is thankful that Elizabeth has taken up her cause.
sptimes.com /2006/08/13/State/Student_activism.shtml   (1131 words)

 Campus Antiwar Network - Student Activism
Traprock's approach was to support an independent student movement, one that was not part of or directed by a non-student organization.
Charlie was invited to speak to the several hundred students in attendance; he voiced support for their initiative to create a national listserv for students antiwar activists.
Between October, 2002 and January, 2003 the listserv was very active and students decided to organize a national conference before the mass demontrations of January 18, 2003 in DC and San Francisco.
www.traprockpeace.org /student_activism_2.html   (1733 words)

 Student Activism from WUJS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Students at the seminar also elected their national committee for the coming year.
In addition to the restoration work, students participated in a mixture of educational and social activties, including guest speakers, day trips and a visit to a concentration camp.
Jewish students on campuses across the continent participated in the program which took place on April 10, 2003.
www.wujs.org.il /about/newsletters/activism.shtml   (1010 words)

 Student Activism from 1972 - 1974
The years of 1972-74 at UCLA were notable for radical student activism.
The protests that occurred during May 1972 are notable for their inclusion of future NBA legend Bill Walton, demonstrating the pervasiveness of dissatisfaction amongst a wide variety of students at UCLA.
Being that they were virtually incoherent and filled with student artwork and jokes, one can easily tell the staff was not willing, or perhaps capable, to conform to the standards set down before them.
www.english.ucla.edu /ucla1960s/7274/nagano.htm   (248 words)

 News from Agape Press
The lesbian student, who is represented by the American Civil Liberties Union, claims her behavior did not violate the school's student handbook.
She asserts that "most other students" at Santiago High are "accepting and tolerant of gay students," but that the administration is not.
Lively says when homosexual students file such lawsuits, schools are put in a no-win situation and often eventually adopt a "sexual orientation" non-discrimination policy.
headlines.agapepress.org /archive/9/152005e.asp   (427 words)

 Online NewsHour: An Analysis of the Return of Student Activism -- April 21, 2006
A report on a new wave of student activism brought about by September 11th, the Tsunami and Hurricane Katrina.
ANNE TAYLOR FLEMING, NewsHour Essayist: I was struck by the pictures of college kids on spring break, not the ones doing the time-honored bacchanalian thing on the beaches of Florida, but rather the kids who had forsaken that rite and gone instead to New Orleans and the Gulf Coast to help rebuild that battered region.
I've got '60s kid nostalgia, no question, a hearkening back to when my peers and I were lit up with help-change-the-world fervor, a sense that we could and should matter, protesting war, advocating women's rights or civil rights.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/education/jan-june06/activism_4-21.html   (513 words)

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