Students for a Democration Society Third National Convention

Starting Date: 07-24-2008
Ending Date: 07-28-2008

College Park, Maryland 20740
United States
This summer, from July 24-28th, join SDSers from around the country
for our Third National Convention! SDS has grown in numbers, in
organizational capacity, and in prominence over the past year, and
it's time to celebrate those successes and decide how to move forward
as an organization. We left the second convention, and the subsequent
ratification process, with several excellent instruments that have
served us quite well, including many of the National Working Groups,
the SDS News Bulletin, and more. We still do not have a formal
national structure yet, however, and it's time to ask, once again, how
do we organize ourselves? How do we make SDS as horizontal, diverse,
and accessible as possible? How do we spread out national work and
empoyour costs, no need to worry! We have travel scholarships reserved for two members of each local sweatfree community campaign. Low-income folks who are interested in starting a new sweatfree campaign in their communities should also apply.

HOW YOU CAN HELP more people to take on leadership? How can we better provide
support for chapters around the country? In short, how can we become a
truly effective organization that can seriously challenge the power
structure of this country, and work towards buildingP: Spread the word about the Worker Rights Board & Rally. Bring a van or busload of activists to the hearing & rally on Saturday, July 12, to show our governors that there is widespread support for sweatfree practices. More info about the day at www.sweatf a truly
democratic society?
Join us in College Park, MD to discuss these questions and more, to
build skills, to network, and build our organization! The planning
body is asking folks to arrive on thursday the 24th and to head home
on monday the 28th, but all decision making should take place from the
25-27th. We're working on travel stipends, so don't let a lack of
funds get in the way of participating in this important event!
Geographical Scope: National

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