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Southern Labor Studies Association
c/o Department of History
310 Thach Hall
Auburn, AL 36849
Please Register Today!!!
The SLSA conference is less than two months away. We’re looking forward to an exciting line up of panels, roundtables, and speakers — all in New Orleans in March! We want to see you there!
**If you are presenting at the conference, the SLSA needs to receive your registration by January 25th to appear on the program!
The AHA is coming up soon, and the SLSA conference will be here before you know it. If you need help finding a roommate for either of these conferences to help defray the cost of the hotel room, please send your roommate requests to firstname.lastname@example.org. Indicate which conference you’re going to, your travel dates, and any preferences.
SLSA Fall 2012 Newsletter – Call for Contributions
The editorial board of the Southern Labor Studies Association
Newsletter invites members to submit articles for the Fall 2012
edition of the SLSA newsletter. Contributions may include issue-
focused articles, and articles about current research and
publications, activities (conferences, symposia, lecture series, etc.)
that are planned or have taken place since March 2011, or current
organizing and community initiatives.
Article-length contributions should be limited to 500 words;
contributions for the “members news” section should be limited to 150
words. Please send submissions to email@example.com by October
Registration for the 2013 SLSA biennial conference in New Orleans is now live!
Go to http://www.regonline.com/slsc2013 to register online!
Registration types and rates:
- Member: $65.00
- Non-member (Includes 1 yr membership): $90.00
- Student/Retired/Unemployed: $40.00
The Hilton Doubletree Hotel, 300 Canal St., will be hosting the SLSA’s biennial conference, March 7-9, 2013. The hotel is offering a discounted room rate of $174/night to conference participants.
For more information on the hotel, visit http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/louisiana/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-new-orleans-MSYTCDT/index.html.
To make reservations online, follow the link above, enter your dates, and be sure to click “Add special rate codes,” and enter “NMX” in the group code field.
You can also make reservations by phone by calling 1-504-581-1300 — again, give the agent group code NMX for the special SLSA rate.
What is Freedom University?
Last Spring, a group of young people did something that had never been done before in the state of Georgia: they publicly declared that they are undocumented and then stepped out into a street in front of Georgia State University. They unfurled two banners. One read “Undocumented and Unafraid.” The other, “We Will No Longer Remain in the Shadows.” They sat down and refused to move.
In doing so, they put themselves at risk not only of being arrested (they were) but also of being deported.
What they did was both desperate and brave. The desperation came, in part, from the Board of Regents a few months earlier banning Georgia’s undocumented students from the state’s top schools. The bravery came, in part, from the example set by Civil Rights activists across history. Inspired by the heroic efforts of Georgia’s undocumented young people, who tirelessly demand their right to education (and their families’ right to live without fear of deportation and harassment by police and lawmakers), UGA professors, students and the Athens community decided to stand up beside them.
Freedom University opened its doors in October of 2011 in defiance of the USG Board of Regents’ ban on undocumented students, offering college-level courses for free, regardless of immigration status. The Board of Regents’ Policy 4.1.6 is only one manifestation of the anti-immigration fervor in the South, but it is the one that is most destructive to the dreams of Georgia’s college age students who are unable to secure legal documentation. Freedom University commits to remain steadfast in its operations and will actively advocate for the ban to be overturned, but we’ll need your support.
Please help undocumented Georgia students continue their educations and fight the ban by signing the petition, giving a donation or a book (http://www.freedomuniversitygeorgia.com/), or by circulating this appeal via social media and listserves: