In June 2016, REC sent a delegation of U.S. fossil fuel divestment student activists to learn about the impact of climate change and extractive industry in the Philippines, and the grassroots movements rising up to fight them. Students learned from community activists fighting land grabs in Mindanao; survivors of Typhoon Haiyan; and urban communities that are struggling to survive as fisherfolk in the shadow of a massive coal fired power plant.
Join the Responsible Endowments Coalition for a traditional Filipino kamayan dinner to celebrate U.S. student movements, solidarity with international grassroots struggles, and REC’s role supporting the development of U.S. student activists since 2004.
Come hear these student activists report back on their trip, and reflect on its connections to their campus campaigns and movement building. Hear about REC’s history of student leadership development and political education, and learn out how you can be involved in 2017.
Since 2004, REC has supported student organizing and campaigning on U.S. university campuses. We offer educational and training programs, research, and mentoring to support student activists at over 50 campuses. Today, these students are taking on corruption, inequality, and hypocrisy in higher education through fossil fuel and private prison divestment campaigns, campaigns against university wealth hoarding, and campaigns that fight back against unrepresentative Boards of Directors. They are imagining an economy that puts people and planet over profit, through “reinvestment” campaigns, and efforts to build student power alongside that of workers, communities of color, and grassroots movements around the world.
Tickets are offered are on a sliding scale, $50 to $150,and can be purchased at our Eventbrite page.
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