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Remembering SFU student organizing & learning from labour

SFU's history of radicalism and student movement

by Marcy Cohen

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Remembering SFU student organizing & learning from labour


Marcy Cohen witnessed student organizing at SFU first hand during the late sixties and early seventies. She also reflects on organizing successes from her participation in the labour movement and the living wage campaign.
The following was part of the panel "Looking Back, Moving Forward: The History of Activism at SFU", recorded at SFU in early November.
It was originally produced for the show "SFU Ideas and Issues" on CJSF 90.1 FM, at The show airs weekly from noon to 1pm, PST. This was recorded and produced by Bea Bernhausen and Peter Driftmier.

What role do students and workers play in shaping University Life?

SFU maintains a reputation for having a socially conscious faculty and student body because of student and worker movements in the university since 1964. Past campus leaders will help highlight these efforts to improve university life by sharing their experiences of university-based activism.

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