The best-kept progressive secret in Orange County is Cal State Fullerton's annual Social Justice Summit, an all-day gathering of sessions, activists, movements, hippies, anarchists, Aztlanistas, non-H8ers and everyone from the left to the left.
"The Social Justice Summit provides a forum for people to exchange ideas about improving the state of our communities, offers space to dialogue about the obstacles to creating effective change, provides effective tools for social action, and offers tangible grassroots solutions," reads the action statement on their web site.
Ah, college activists.
Some of the local-minded workshops (including a session taught by yours truly, who's a lecturer at Cal State Fullerton) after the jump!
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Actually, I'm not sure who's running some of the workshops, as their web site doesn't clarify. But there's one titled "From Wisconsin to Costa Mesa: The Fight Over Labor in America," which will surely detail that city's insanity. There will also be a panel on the DREAM Act and something called "Becoming the Media: Killing Biased, Boring News Dinosaurs"--wait, that'smy
lecture on motivating people to start blogs. All the panels happen at the Titan Student Union and are free. Starts at 9 a.m. and ends in the afternoon. See you there.