Statement of Purpose
- The collective exists to provide a forum for the study of systemic social problems.
- The collective exist to provide conscientious and critically minded students with a forum to connect with local activists, educators, and mentors.
- The collective exists to provide the future builders of the world, with a laboratory in which they can try out new modes of social organization that remove the parasitic despotisms of hierarchy and exploitation.
- The collective exists to provide a place for various ‘outsiders’ to build up the confidence and knowledge they need to protect their dignity in the job market.
- The collective exists to provide emergency assistance, support, and solidarity to members of underserved and/or oppressed groups.
- Reading Circle: we are currently meeting bi-weekly and discussing Antonio Gramsci’s State and Civil Society
- Sapere Aude (Newsletter): we are constructing a quarterly newsletter outlining the collective’s progress, and providing a snapshot of the major issues of the day, as well special sections for reviews, poetry etc.
- Publishing Workshop: we are co-authoring pieces for publication in the critical outlets, helping older students increase output, while helping younger ones improve their writing.
- Student-Labor Dialogue Lecture Series: a series of lectures designed to foster closer dialogue between students and campus workers.
- Advisory Network Workshops Series: a series of workshops connecting students with supportive professors, local activists, mentors etc.
- Critical Film Nights: regular screenings of independent, informed, empowering films.
- Honest Career Center: up-front and honest advice for students who are worried about getting a job and keeping their dignity.
- YouTube Channel: channel covering the collective’s major events, and a visual version of the newsletter
- Comprehensive Reading Lists: set of thematically arranged reading lists on a variety of topics to facilitate the most important scholastic task of the university student – independent reading.
- Emergency Fund: lump sum of cash for assisting marginalized groups who cannot get the assistance they need from conventional channels