★ ISM - UK
"Global Weeks of Action for Education"
07 - 20th November 2011
Here you will find:
After a few Global Chat Meetings and a call for feedback people involved in the struggle against the increasing commercialisation of education and for free emancipatory education at various locations around the world agreed to call for the Global Weeks of Action for Education (GWA) during November 7 - 20th. While November 17th (International Students Day) will mark a peak with globally synchronised actions.
► the latest news on the coordination efforts (esp. for Nov. 17th)
ideas so far:
★ a "Social Media Newsroom" could providing updates in connection with the activities around the world in real-time (incl. common twitter hashtags (#united4edu / #occupyEdu), page to collect videos and pictures and overview of "live-streams") - option: scoop.it
=> details to be discussed on the ISM techies mailing list (all who want to help are invited to subscribe)
★ "live casts" via skype or phone during activities such as rallies
★ everybody should record videos of their activities, so they can all be put together in a presentation afterwards!
★ groups could record short videos ahead of Nov.17th presenting their local situation and including greetings to activists worldwide - which could then be shown during rallies and other activities on Nov.17th itself
► to-do-lists in the run-up to Nov. 17th
The "Global Wave of Action for Education" (Oct./Nov. 2010) already showed what great potential there is if we connect further in our struggle for free emancipatory education for all, especially towards the end of the year!
Subscribe to the ISM (global) mailing list to stay in touch with the latest coordination efforts and feel free to send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, leave a comment below or simply participate in the next Global Chat Meeting to clarify questions and get involved.