Just thought we’d share with you the official press release for Free Cooper Union’s Day of Action on December 3, 2012. Please share with anyone who might be interested!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Cooper Union Day of Action & Summit on Debt and Education
For two years, students, alumni and community members have been organizing to raise public awareness about Cooper Union, a historically tuition-free institution that is currently at risk of beginning tuition-based programs. A Day of Action will take place outside the Cooper Union and will include performances, speak outs, and free classes to continue bringing attention to the growing crisis of student debt and rising tuition costs nationwide.
The Summit on Debt and Education will conclude the Day of Action. The Summit will consist of a variety of lectures, performances and readings that address subjects such as the rising costs of higher education, the history of student protest movements, organizing around debt, and Cooper Union in the context of these spheres. Participants include:
Henry Chapman – Friends of Cooper Union, Alumnus
Marina Sitrin – Sociologist, Writer, Organizer
Amin Husain – Lawyer, Artist, Activist
Suzanne Collado – Cultural Analyst, Occupy Student Debt Campaign, Strike Debt All In The Red – Activist Collective
Cassie Thornton – Artist, Activist
Peter Buckley – Historian, Cooper Union Faculty
Annie Spencer – Geographer, Occupy Student Debt Campaign, Strike Debt Yates McKee – Professor, Strike Debt
Monday, December 3rd
Day of Action: 12PM – 6PM Summit: 6PM-9PM
Free and Open to the Public! The Cooper Union
7 E. 7th St, NY, NY 10003