Alliance of Graduate Employee Locals Conference, 2015

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There’s still time to register for the national AGEL Conference, happening just up the road in Corvallis on Saturday, October 31. Come celebrate Halloween in union style, and bring a costume!
Our cousins in CGE have been planning a really exciting conference, but they want more GTFF members to join them! You can pick and choose your activities with whatever suits your schedule, needs, and interests. All you have to do is fill out this form. To help you finalize your plans, you’ll find more details about the outline of events and activities they have planned for the conference below. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Natalie at external.relations@gtff.net
Thursday evening, October 29: join grad employees from across the US for a fun social event in Portland as they all fly in from their various locales. If you can drive, that’s great. If you can’t, we can figure out carpools.
Friday, October 30: get some first-hand organizing experience at Portland State University. If you can drive, that’s great. If you can’t, we can figure out carpools.
 
Saturday, October 31: Attend workshops in Corvallis during the day, and the Brew-Off that night! If you can drive, that’s great. If you can’t, we can figure out carpools. There will also be separate transportation arranged for those who want to only attend the Brew-Off.
Here is an overview of Saturday’s events and workshops:
8:30-9:30am:  breakfast
9:30-10:45am: AGEL 101; what AGEL is and does for grad employees at the national level
11am-12:15pm: Translating grad labor activism into your future career, OR Sexual violence training for in the classroom and on the job
12:15-1:45pm: lunch
1:45-3pm Organizing Clinic OR Trigger Talk: Handling Trauma in the Higher Education Workspace
3:15-4:30pm Building Community within and outside our union OR Academic Freedom and the Corporatization of Higher Education
5-6:30pm Dinner and discussion of AGEL business
7-11pm Brew-Off!