[act-ma] 2/27 Whose university is it? an invitation
cwelch at tecschange.org
Sun Feb 3 12:46:34 PST 2019
*/Whose University Is It? /
*Feb. 27, 6pm @ Cambridge Public Library (Lecture Hall)**. 449 Broadway,
*MIT and Harvard rolling out the red carpet
the Saudi Crown Prince in March, 2018 was no fluke: it is symptomatic of
the lack of democracy on campuses across the US. Increasingly,
university administrators act in our name, but without our involvement.*
The renewed scrutiny of Saudi partnerships is an opportunity to fight to
make universities democratic and accountable to their communities.
Universities’ official response to community grievances has been
inadequate. Our event is an attempt to sketch what a responsible
community response would look like.
Using the Saudi partnerships with Boston schools as a model, we will
Reckon with the harms that result from universities’ secretive
Demand that universities disclose all their partnerships and their
Try to repair what is broken by discussing alternative, democratic
ways to run university affairs.
The event will begin with short vignettes from scholars, students,
activists from around the Boston area, including: Harvard, MIT, BU, BC,
Northeastern, Suffolk, UMass, Tufts, Brandeis, as well as Cambridge City
Council and Massachusetts Peace Action.
This will be followed by a town hall-style session, where everyone is
invited to share their thoughts. Afterwards, pizza will be served and
there will be time for informal discussion.
Please join us in this effort to imagine a university that’s for the
people - not for corporations, foreign governments, or the military.
attend the event
Spread the word by sharing these flyers with your friends and
Join our mailing list: bit.ly/whoseuniversity-mailinglist
Explore our reading list: bit.ly/whoseuniversity-readinglist
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