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Start of the Semester Update
Jan 26, 2006

2006 has started with a bang for LWAC! Our new staffer, Brie Phillips, began in early January and has been an amazing addition to the collective. She joined us from the Student-Farmworker Alliance where she worked as national co-coordinator. If you want to say hi, drop her a line at Brie (at)

This past weekend LWAC hosted a “Train the Trainers” Retreat at our office in Washington, DC. We brought in fabulous activists from across the country to be trained in our workshops and become a part of the LWAC collective. It was incredible! (Cornbread recipe will be up shortly, I promise!) We intend to get these folks on trips immediately.

In fact our first trip of the semester is this weekend to Arizona State University. Students there are working on a living wage campaign and are organizing around a Sodexho contract renegotiation happening in the next year. Look for an update from that trip next week.

Lastly, LWAC met up with national leaders of various student economic justice groups and other student organizations such as the Student Labor Action Project, United Students Against Sweatshops, Not With Our Money, the Student-Farmworker Alliance, MEChA and the United States Student Association to start talking about and preparing for the National Student-Labor Week of Action happening in only 8 weeks from March 27 to April 4. It was a great 2 days and we are definitely getting really excited about the semester to come!

- diane!

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