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GLSEN adopts transgender student support and activism group

 photo TSR_grad_zps9a5d8da8.pngGLSEN (the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network) has thrown their support behind a relatively new student-created support organization called Transgender Student Rights.

TSR was  formed in 2009 in response to the advocacy needs of transgender and gender nonconforming students. Its past accomplishments have included a student rights resolution with a sample district policy, educational resources, direct service, and popular social media pages. In GLSEN, TSR’s leaders see an opportunity to build upon the powerful foundation that they laid, and increase the capacity, sustainability and impact of their organizing efforts.

One of the problems with student organizations is always the fact that students graduate and move on, making it a struggle to keep student interest and find effective leadership.

Where previously TSR was run by volunteers, there will now be full-time GLSEN staff members helping us reach our goals. GLSEN’s strength in policy, research, education and advocacy will do incredible things for trans* and gender nonconforming justice in K-12 education.

--TSR leaders Alex Pratt, Camden Goetz, Eli Erlick and Emet Tauber

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Anti-Capitalist Meetup: Sustainability, capitalism, and the tendency to oligopoly by Don Mikulecky

It has been said many times that "sustainable capitalism" is an oxymoron. There are reasons why people believe this. The nature of capitalism has the need for growth built in. If there were any really strong contradictions in Tuesdays SOTU speech they rest right here. The call for economic growth and some sort of action toward addressing the climate change problem are really at odds with each other in their present context.

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