Occupy Providence has a busy Thursday coming up!
Vice President Joe Biden is coming to the Biltmore hotel in Providence
His administration has gone out of their way to prevent the passage of a tiny tax that could bring billions of dollars in revenue to fight AIDS, create jobs, and stop climate change. Join us and demand that Biden and Obama support a financial speculation tax now and restore funding for AIDS housing and to fight AIDS around the world! Demand:
- A Comprehensive jobs program
- full funding for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria and health programs
- Funding to stop catastrophic climate change
- Restore the cuts to Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS
- Restore the whopping $54 million cut to the President’s Plan for AIDS relief
Occupy Education Event: On Thursday, February 23rd, as part of the national solidarity teach-in on college campuses around the country, allies from Occupy RI Campuses, Providence students, OP members, and other members of our community will attend two teach-ins prior to the march on Feb 23.
Occupy Rhode Island College invites all members of the RIC community, including students, professors, and faculty to take part in the National Solidarity Teach-in and open panel discussion being held this Wednesday during free period. The discussion will be led by a panel comprised of several professors from RIC as well as community leader Simon Moore, executive director at College Visions.
The panel will address issues regarding the broken education system in Rhode Island and in the US. The last few decades have seen skyrocketing tuition rates with no end in sight, active corporatization of our learning institutions, and student debt at its highest. These issues have affected the lives of all students by challenging their chance at upward mobility and jeopardizes the quality of our education.
This Wednesday’s teach-in is in preparation for the Occupy Education day of action on March 1st, in which students from all over the country are mobilizing to demand their right to an affordable quality education. Join us in solidarity this Wednesday at 12:30 in Fogarty RM 050 and engage in a necessary discussion regarding the state of our education. Visit OccupyRICampus.com for more information on the March 1st Occupy Education day of action.
Occupy URI’s teach-in will be in Kingston on Thursday, February 23 at 3:30pm in White Hall 205. Professor Helen Mederer will give a presentation entitled “Externalities, Corporate Profits, and Student Loan Debt.” Professor Scott Molloy will present “Fighting for Justice: Then and Now.”