Archive for October, 2009


~featuring DJ Anwar Brown

You can win fabulous prizes for:

“best dressed”
“best moves”
“most genderific”

  • Date: Saturday, October 24, 2009
  • Time: 8:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Location: UNCA Alumni Hall (In the bottom of the Highsmith Student Union)

Party starts at 8pm, but we’ll be bending genders all night!

*come as you are, from fabulous to frumpy–bend your own gender or someone else’s!

Check out the facebook event!!!

Come out for this radical gender-bender dance party sponsored by UNCA Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and Alliance!


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090714aOn October 3 in Chicago, IL, the We Say Fight Back! Conference drew hundreds of trade unionists, community organizers, leaders of housing struggles, students, and many others to talk about how to fight back against the savage cutbacks now afflicting workers, students, the poor, women, and oppressed minorities across the United States.

A student and youth workshop was held with folks from campuses and communities across the US. We passed a resolution calling for a national protest for education rights on November 10, 2009 (text of the resolution below). The purpose of the day of action is to help build the movement to demand education as a fundamental right, not a privilege. While we are all facing particular battles in our local situations, having a unified day of action can help us spark a broader movement by demonstrating our solidarity with all those struggling for education rights.

We are meeting via conference call weekly to help make this action a success. If you are interested in getting involved, sign up for the listserv to get call information!

UNC-Asheville students: Come to SDS meetings, Wednesdays @ 8pm in the Highsmith Boardroom (HU235)


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milwaukeeThe following article is from Fight Back! News:

By Kati Ketz | October 10, 2009

In a day of action organized by Students for a Democratic Society, October 7 saw dozens of protests across the country against the Afghanistan war on the 8th anniversary of the U.S. invasion. Students marched, conducted die-ins and skits, and some were arrested as they demanded money be spent at home on education and healthcare, instead of two wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.


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This statement is in response to the elimination of the North Carolina EARN Scholarship.
by UNC at Asheville Students for a Democratic Society

Description of the Scholarship:
EARN was established by the 2007 North Carolina General Assembly to provide grants to eligible students to enable them to obtain an education beyond the high school level at community colleges, public universities, and private colleges and universities in North Carolina without incurring student loans during the first two years of their postsecondary education.


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On the 8th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan, voices shouted “Money for jobs and education, not for war and occupation!” across the quad on the University of North Carolina at Asheville.

Over 50 students and members from the Asheville community gathered to speak out and rally against the war.  UNCA Students for a Democratic Society member Angela Denio said, “The people of Afghanistan have the right to self determination. Eight years of unjust U.S. occupation in Afghanistan has resulted in tens of thousands of civilian casualties, and displaced too many families that are now living in extreme suffering and poverty.”

UNCA SDS member Katie Sue Campbell ended with the cry, “What do we want?” and everyone demanded “Troops out now!”

See also the national SDS Antiwar Working Group: On 26 Campuses, Students Demonstrate Against Afghanistan Occupation

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