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Fighting for truly public education

Reflections on the ideological integrity of the student movement in BC

by Haida Arsenault-Antolick Dominion Stories

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Student organizer Haida Arsenault-Antolick was one of the speakers at "Privatizing the Future: Knowledge, Debt, and the Crisis of Public Education", a forum which took place on March 25th at SFU Harbour Centre. 

Here, she provides an update on Goldcorp's 10 million dollar donation to the university, and shares reflections on the political integrity of the student movement at SFU and in BC. 

‎"We draw on narratives about people struggling to get an education; to better ourselves, or better our qualities of life, and our opportunities. So in other words, to rise in economic and class stature. What I find really disturbing about this is that it draws on an implicit logic that poverty and exploitative work is something we need to escape, rather than abolish." -Haida Arsenault-Antolick

This talk was first broadcast on Worm's-Eye View: Grassroots News, on CJSF 90.1 FM. Worm's-Eye View brings alternative, community-oriented social justice programming to the Lower Mainland of BC. We are an collective-volunteer space for student and community journalists to learn and grow.

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