CPSdSer on The Kojo Nnamdi SHow

14 Dec

College Park SdSer, Bob Hayes, and Feminism Without Borders President, Mary Yanik, discuss campus activism with Sara Lipka of the Chronicle of Higher Education  and Kojo Nnamdi on WAMU 88.5fm.

The 1960s are often romanticized as the glory days of student activism, but recent campus protests have redefined student activism in the 21st century. Student pressure this year prompted the University of Maryland and 90 other universities to cancel contracts with Russell Athletic for violating labor standards at a factory in Honduras. We’ll look at student activism at one campus–UMD, and explore the issues motivating students to organize today, from tuition hikes to human rights.

Mary and Bob talked about the work Feminism Without Borders has been doing in coordination with United Students Against Sweatshops as well as looming cuts to the University of Maryland and what students in California have been doing to resist attacks on public education.

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