This weekend, our comrades at the University of Minnesota have organized a remarkable conference. “Beneath the University, the Commons” is the third in a series of annual conferences bringing together theorists and activists from universities around the world to discuss our struggles against the neoliberal privatization of the university.

UC Santa Cruz sent a large contingent this year (including yours truly)–comprising two full panels.  Although all the panels so far have been fascinating and provocative, if you are particularly interested in the UC (or UCSC), I would recommend you watch these two archived panels:
“The Weight of Past Generations II”: Brian Malone, Kate Woolsey and Madeline McDonald Lane from UCSC.

“Critical Considerations of the Student Movement in California”: Kyle McKinley, Erin Ellison, and Don Kingsbury (UCSC) plus Robert Wood (UC Irvine) (sadly, half of Kyle’s presentation is cut off due to technical difficulties!)

Also, if you are interested in hearing about March 4 at the University of Washington, as well as their potential upcoming TA strike, you will want to watch Cindy Gorn’s presentation on this panel.

You can watch the conference live stream here.

Check out the conference homepage here.

On behalf of all of my UCSC comrades, I would like to thank the U of M organizers for an amazing weekend!

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