It seems like I just got back from one national student gathering, and I’m about to hit the road for another.
This Friday, August 10, a National Student Power Convergence kicks off in Columbus, Ohio:
The Convergence intends to be a space of shared resources, building connections among campus communities through grassroots organizing, as well as utilizing social capital generated through many progressive organizations. Through the Convergence we hope to augment individual organizing efforts; allow students and youth to draw larger, deeper connections to the work they are doing on their campuses; and contextualize their work in the narrative of the broader movement.
The convergence already has more than 250 registrants, and I wouldn’t be surprised if there were more than a few drop-ins as well. I know a bunch of the folks involved, both organizers and participants, and I couldn’t be more excited to see what they all come up with.
I’ll be arriving in Columbus on Saturday afternoon, I think, and staying until Tuesday morning. On Monday afternoon at 4:30 I’m appearing on a panel on student activist history with 1960s SDS leader Carl Davidson.