Expose Campus Dining

Thursday, October 7, 2021
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Allendale Campus

Expose Campus Dining

Expose Campus Dining will explore the complex realities of GVSUs current student dining issues. YDSA and Prof. LaGuardia-LoBianco will facilitate a discussion about what students need from Campus Dining, why their needs arent being met, and what they can do about it. This discussion will include an examination and evaluation of Aramark, our Campus Dining provider, specifically how Aramarks structure and power impacts our GVSU community and diverse populations across the United States. Students will also participate in a dialogue centered on what actionable steps they can take to make change to our dining system.

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Location Information

Room 2263 in Kirkoff

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LSU was founded in September of 1978 by José Reyna with the help of the Office of Multicultural Affairs. With only about 6,000 students at Grand Valley at the time and roughly only 30 Latin@s, José and five other members gathered and the first LSU meeting took place. LSU's purpose at the time was to provide a support-network for Latin@s who were very scarce in numbers in the university setting. They provided academic support, helped spread cultural awareness, and also helped recruit other Latin@s to GVSU. Today, we have grown to be at least 30 members and more, with our mission expanding and diversifying to keep up with the goals, problems, and ideas of modern times. Anyone who is interested in knowing, exploring, and excited about participating in events created with the vast Latin culture in mind is welcome to join. At LSU we learn each others cultures, as not all Latin cultures are the same, and strive to promote and expose those cultures to the student body through campus events and community service. We welcome anyone to join--Latin@ or non-Latin@!

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We are a student organization that believes that working people should run both the economy and society democratically to meet human needs, not to make profits for a few. To achieve a more just society, we fight for immediate changes that can help everyday people while also building our coalition to achieve more structural long-term change over time. GVSU YDSA works with Grand Rapids Democratic Socialists of America, regional organizers, and other groups on campus and surrounding areas in order to meet our goals. We use a variety of tactics, from legislative work to direct action, to fight for reforms that empower working people.

We are a multi-issue organization fighting for:

  • The abolition of poverty
  • Affordable, humane housing for all
  • Universal Medicare for all
  • Free Education: from pre-k to trade schools, college and beyond
  • Democracy in the workplace; all workers have the right to organize
  • Complete reproductive freedom in all forms
  • An end to racial, gender, and all other forms of oppression
  • An end to punitive justice and mass incarceration
  • An end to military intervention and police aggression
  • Democratic control over the environment to preserve the planet

And More! We even have our own leftist newsletter, The Rose Thorn, which welcomes leftist writers at GVSU and in Grand Rapids. If any or all of these issues are important to you, please consider checking us out! To join our Slack page to stay up to date, send us an email or download Slack and search gvsuydsa Join Slack

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Hosting Department, Organization, or Business

Latino Student Union, Young Democratic Socialists of America


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This event was added to the calendar by LakerLink Registered Student Organizations (rso@gvsu.edu) on Monday, September 27, 2021 and was last updated on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 4:02 p.m.