Justice for the Tampa 5 Speaking Tour

Thursday, September 28, 2023
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Allendale Campus

The Tampa 5 are protestors from Students for a Democratic Society in Tampa Bay, who are facing 10 years in prison for opposing Florida Governor Ron Destantis' attacks on diversity and inclusion in higher education. They are coming to Michigan as a part of a nation wide speaking tour about the political repression they are facing. YDSA is hosting two of the Tampa 5 at GVSU.

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Kirkhof Center Room 2266

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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!

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This event was added to the calendar by LakerLink Registered Student Organizations (rso@gvsu.edu) on Tuesday, September 26, 2023 and was last updated on Thursday, September 28, 2023 at 6:02 p.m.