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Why It’s Important You Register for the Student Power Convergence

This year we are excited to bring the success stories coming out of the last year and many others together at the 2013 National Student Power Convergence in Madison, WI from August 1-5, 2013. Register here — food, housing, and registration are all free!We hope to craft an even stronger story of the Youth Movement, through panels, trainings, workshops, and general assemblies. The entire agenda will be constructed by student organizers to highlight best practices and tangible wins. We want to build off of the theme of intersectionality from last year by learning from the wins shared by multiple issues.

We want people to leave with a comprehensive political and tactical analysis, replicable campaigns and the energy to propel us through 2013 and beyond!

In August 2012, 300 student leaders from 10 states converged in Columbus, OH at the Ohio State University. 

We came armed with success stories and eager to meet new coalition partners. We spent three days learning about each other as organizers, as representatives of our geographic spaces and respective issues and as humans. We were inspired by the stories of international student movements. We trained together, we cooked together, we danced and cried together. We creative a beloved community on the foundational promise of moving forward in collective action towards collective wins.

We all left Columbus with a renewed sense of what a cohesive, intersectional movement should look and feel like.

Halting the Keystone XL Pipeline. Pushing marriage equality and broader LGBTQ/intersectional justice. Fighting for undocumented immigrants, DREAMERs, debt-strangled students, low-wage workers, and a generation at the margins of our inequitable economy. Fighting for our future, for fairness, justice, and love. Our movement is fighting harder than ever, but there’s still so much that needs to be done. We can only do it together, as a bigger, more creative, nimble, united, diverse movement than we’ve seen yet.

Let’s move forward.

Here. Us. Now.

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