UW DISORIENTATION 2013

 UW DISORIENTATION 2013

Students during the radical history tour learn about the founding of UW on occupied Duwamish land, Photo by Aditya Ganapathiraju

SUPER UW is excited to be co-sponsoring UW Disorientation 2013, a student-led, social justice focused alternative to orientation. We invite students, new and old, to come together to tell a people’s history of the UW, to critique our institution’s role in militarism, imperialism and structural racism, and to imagine what a liberatory education might look like. Disorientation includes a radical history tour, an art gallery, an “un-conference” and a zineCheck out the website, Facebook page and The Daily coverage for more info!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the radical history tour on Thursday, where students and faculty discussed UW’s founding on occupied Duwamish land, student Civil Rights, labor rights and anti-war movements, and the struggle to instate a diversity credit requirement.

There was also a great turnout at the “Strike Central: Arte as a form of Resistance” gallery opening last night! The show will be on display until October 30th at Parnassus Cafe (in the basement of the Art building). The multi-media work presented seeks to tell stories of resistance, to make what is invisible visible, to disrupt structures of oppression and re-imagine the university. 

Please join us for the culminating Disorientation event – the “Un-conference” – Wednesday, October 2nd – 6pm – 8pm at the Ethnic Cultural Center (Corner of Brooklyn and 39th). This event seeks to bring together students, faculty and community members in conversation about historical and current struggles at and around UW. Join us for a decentralized panel structure and breakout sessions to discuss issues of social justice, solidarity, decolonization and liberatory education.

Hope to see everyone there!

Sponsored by: Amnesty International UW, International Socialist Organization UW, Queer Student Commission, SARVA (Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Activists), Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights (SUPER UW), Women’s Action Commission 

Strike Central, Photo by Aditya Ganapathiraju

 

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