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the campus tour?
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of a typical LWAC visit
Our mission is to strengthen the student-worker solidarity
movement by bringing campus labor activists together
to share experiences, and the campus tour is the main
way we do this. Since the summer of 2005, we have been
travelling to college campuses and conferences around
the country. On most trips, LWAC
facilitators run a two-day training for folks involved
in the living wage campaign (or other labor solidarity
campaign) on the campus we're visiting. The training
consists of workshops
that were created by the student activists who created
LWAC, with input from other national student-labor organizations,
labor unions, and other allies. Additionally, LWAC facilitators
attend various national and regional conferences on
student-labor activism to run workshops, speak on panels,
and generally share the stories from their own campus
believe that this movement is stronger when campus labor
activists are talking to and learning from each other.
Our campus tour creates long-term space for face-to-face
interaction to happen. Our workshops are one way to
structure the conversations that we need to be having
about strategy, action, oppression, power, and the role
of students in campus workers' struggles for living
wages, union representation, respect and justice.
In the first semester of LWAC's existence (fall 2005),
we visited over 20 different campuses where students
and workers are organizing campaigns
together, and met with worker and student activists
from many more campuses during a handful of conferences.
This spring, we look forward to running workshops for
students and workers who will be taking action across
the country, especially during the seventh annual Student
Labor Week of Action (March 31 - April 4, 2006).
the tour - Read entries about almost all
of LWAC's trips!
Find out where LWAC is going next!
Bring us to Your
Campus! - Are you part of a campus worker
solidarity campaign? Want to share experiences and sharpen
your campaign skills and strategy? Check out this page
and set up a training at your school!