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From Strikes to other Forms of Direct Action: Building Power in Your Workplace

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6:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Rockefeller Hall 200-Auditorium Folks from the Burgerville workers Union in Portland, OR will be speaking to their organizing tactics which include wildcat strikes, workplace slowdowns, and other forms of direct action that both build power and confidence in workers. This work is coupled with organizing that looks beyond workplace grievances, wages, and benefits, to instead center movement-building and social justice at large. Along those lines, the Burgerville Workers Union's recent work includes hosting an event alongside the Portland Community Alliance of Tenants (CAT) in which they asserted that 'rent's too high, wages too low, poverty wages got to go!' They have also been organizing alongside the farmworkers who provide food for their burgerville shops, and with that, have been vocal in their commitment to challenging exploitative treatment of immigrant workers. Further efforts have included demands that Burgerville opt out of using E-verify to screen applicant's immigration status and establish a policy that ICE agents present a warrant to access the back entrances in restaurants. Last year BVWU sent a delegation to Standing Rock, they have been vocal about fighting sexual harassment in the workplace, and generally work for a level of accountability not possible within a big business union. Their work merits attention for their militant and successful organizing approaches at a time when labor is under attack across the country. We undoubtably have a lot to learn from them, and are looking forward to this discussion and next steps.

Basketball (W) Practice

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6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Athletics and Fitness Center 102-Fit Center Gymnasium

M/W Dive Practices

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5:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Walker Field House Diving Well

Rugby Practice M/W (Event canceled)

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5:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Outdoor Space Rugby Field at the Farm

Swimming (M/W) Practice

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3:30 PM to 5:30 PM - Walker Field House Kresge Pool

Internal Architecture: Paintings by Stephen Niccolls

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10:00 AM to 5:00 PM - College Center Palmer Gallery November 7 - 27, 2017Opening Reception: November 9, 2017, 5 - 7pmIndividuals with disabilities requiring accommodations or information on accessibility should contact the Campus Activities Office, 845-437-5370

13th Annual International Photo Contest

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8:30 AM to 10:00 PM - College Center College Center 2nd floor The 13th Annual International Photo ContestFor students, alumnae/i & other members of the Vassar community who have traveled abroad!The Office of International Services (OIS) and the Vassar International Student Association (VISA) proudly present the 13th annual international photo contest, displaying our campus community’s cross-cultural perceptions and perspectives. All Vassar students, alums, employees, and any other members of the Vassar community who traveled abroad were invited to submit photographs of places, people, and cultures they encountered.Photos will be judged by a panel of experts based on technical merit, representation of your international experience, and creativity. Prizes will be awarded to winners in the following categories:·Landscape (urban or rural)·People and Culture·People's ChoiceThe contest was presented in association with International Education Week, which ran from Monday, November 13th to Friday, November 17th. Voting for the People's Choice has officially begun, and there is a drop box along the wall overlooking the Retreat and ATM for your votes. Please vote for your favorites soon!

Swimming (M/W) Practice

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6:15 AM to 8:15 AM - Walker Field House Kresge Pool

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