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Quebec Student Movement > Surrey

TOUR STOP: Kwantlen Polytechnic University

- 3:00pm
Wednesday September 26 2012

Venue: ROOM 204, FIR BUILDING, Kwantlen Polytechnic University (Main campus)
Address: 12666 72 Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3W 2M8
Cost: FREE (open to the public)
Accessibility: Yes, it IS wheelchair accessible. It's on the second floor, but there is an elevator. Please write if you require childcare.

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Cross-Canada TOUR on
The History of the Quebec Student Movement
& Combative Unionism

Hosted by the Critical Criminology Working Group

The purpose of the speaking tour is to give an in-depth look at why radical politics in Quebec have taken the shape of a rank and file, direct action based movement capable of posing a very real threat to the state and its capitalist proponents of education privatization.

But it also will show that the struggle in Quebec is not a special exception. All across the country students are facing rising tuition, fees and DEBT.

Time for a serious look at “combative unionism” and the strategies we can use to fight bad legislation and repression and student poverty.

This tour shows that that the roots of successful struggle lies in organizing along directly democratic lines, and building solidarity.

There will also be book tables from AK Press & Crimethinc as well as free literature and zines on Critical Crim.   Come for the talk, stay for the discussion and browse the info tables!    See you then.

Tour Organized by:
Prairie Struggle
Common Cause
(and here in Surrey:
the Critical Criminology Working Group)

ps: if you cannot make the Kwantlen event, there is a TOUR STOP
in downtown Vancouver later in the day, at 7pm at the Maritime Labour Centre: Details here.

Speaker Bio:

Jerome Raza has been a student activist and organizer since 2004. After a year on the board of his local student union, he joined the executive board of ASSÉ on the eve of the 2005 general student strike against massive cuts to student financial aid. As the student strike coalition, CASSÉÉ, was formed, he was delegated to sit the its negociations committee that was mandated to present the strike movement's demands to the governement. After leaving official capacity in 2006, he joined the Montreal NEFAC collective which later became part of UCL. Since February he has been active in supporting the student mobilisation through various organizing roles, as well as being involved in his neighborhood's autonomous popular assembly borne out of the spontaneous pots & pans movement.

Organizer:email editors at

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