Vassar Student Activist Union

124 Raymond Avenue
Poughkeepsie, New York 12604
United States
A dynamic organization constantly in the process of moving toward non-hierarchical self-governance. It is a coalition of students that seeks to promote human rights and social, political, economic, and environmental justice. SAU provides a service to the community by seeking to proactively promote progressive social action on the local, regional and global level through rallies, petitioning, direct action, workshops and awareness-building campaigns. SAU acts as an umbrella organization for special interest groups that work on more specific issues within the broader context of SAU. In the past, working groups have taken up such causes as anti-war organizing, prison reform, domestic violence, the labor movement, environmental concerns, and Palestinian rights. SAU interacts with other organizations to promote issues of mutual concern, and provides speakers, films, workshops, and newsletters on relevant human rights issues. SAU strives to be non-hierarchical. Anyone who wants to be a member may join. Anyone may begin going to meetings and, with the support of other members, take SAU in directions that they wish; in fact, taking such initiative is encouraged. It should be noted, however, that SAU is an organization devoted to working against homophobia, racism, sexism, classism, and other forms of oppression.
This is a campus group.
Geographical Scope: Local
Added on 09-29-2006
Updated on 10-01-2006

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