Chile, Quebec, Toronto: Students Strike Back!
As the global economic crisis deepens, and governments push through austerity measures meant to bail out the rich and powerful at the expense of workers and communities, students around the world are fighting back. In this participatory workshop, we look at the cases of Chile and Quebec, where two of the most important student movements have emerged in recent years. In addition, we will engage in an open discussion of the issues students are presently dealing with at York University - student mobilization and the neoliberal university model, and affordable education. Lastly we will brainstorm ideas for how to build a student movement at York University and beyond.