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TSC Newsletter #3

In addition to Newsletter #1 and Newsletter #2 we herewith publish Newsletter #3.

Content:
  • update on accomodation opportunities
  • “Dos & Don’ts” at the TSC
  • perspectives after the TSC
  • deadline for registrations
  • letter of support from the university administration

Update on accomodation opportunities

Last week we booked a few rooms at a pension near by the social sciences faculty of the university. Most rooms include 4 beds and in total up to 19 people can be accomodated at the pension.
In addition we published this call going out to student flat-sharing communities in Marburg a few weeks ago. Around 10 of them already got back to us confirming that they are willing to host TSC participants during the week. The new semester will begin next week, so many students are only returning to Marburg now. In the coming days we will keep spreading the call and are confident to get the support of enough flat-sharing communities.

“Dos & Don’ts” at the TSC

The TSC Orga-Collective agreed on the following “Dos & Don’ts” during the Transnational Student Congress:

Do

  • Ask for help and help others.
  • Speak out and express your views.
  • Initiate a workshop or other activities.
  • Behave respectfully towards other participants.
  • Reflect on your own (speaking) behaviour and how it impacts the discussion atmosphere.
  • Make sure to announce your contribution to the program at the info-point as soon as possible.
  • This is also your congress, which also comes with responsibilities. So be an active part and help to shape it.

Don’t

  • Hesitate to ask for translations.
  • Promote fascist or racist views, religious extremism or other forms of discrimination.
  • Get caught doing illegal stuff.

The list is also available online here.

Perspectives after the TSC

With  this text we, the TSC orga-collective, attempt to initiate a discussion and process on what we, as participants, could work towards during the TSC as a broader goal. The purpose of this is to ensure that we also come up with something during the TSC, that we can build on in the future.

Check out the complete text here!

Get involved – shape the TSC!

All participants are invited to give their own input in this regard and share their views and ideas. For this purpose this pad was set up.
Simply open the link and start typing in the window. Any changes are automatically saved. Click here for more details on etherpads.

Deadline for registrations!

We are happy to announce that student activists among others from Pretoria (South Africa), Bucharest (Romania), Raleigh (USA), Kathmandu (Nepal) as well as Gambia already confirmed their participation in the TSC!
Make sure to confirm your participation as soon as possible!

All are asked to register before October 15th!!
This is important, so that we can coordinate accomodation opportunities for all participants.

Letter of Support from the Uni administration

We know that some of you still have appointments at embassies/ consulates to apply for a visa.
To support that process we now finally also have a letter of support from the Marburg university administration in german and english.

In case of any questions or suggestions in connection with the TSC feel free to make use of the contact page.

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TSC – and what’s next?

Transnational Student Congress – and what’s next?

With  this text we, the TSC orga-collective, attempt to initiate a discussion and process on what we, as participants, could work towards during the TSC as a broader goal. The purpose of this is to ensure that we also come up with something during the TSC, that we can build on in the future.

As already pointed out in the introduction to the TSC, one of the main aims is to create a common ground for a network of individuals and groups involved in emancipatory struggles in different parts of the world. A common ground that can function as a basis for future coordinations on the transnational level. This could be done through a statement.

To support a flow of information among the various individuals and groups and to facilitate any future coordinations we could try to create some sort of communication infrastructure.

The International Student Movement (ISM) platform is an example of what such an infrastructure can be like. To what extend the ISM itself might even prove to be useful for this purpose and if it might be necessary to make use of new tools like we.riseup.net and Mumble could be explored during workshops at the TSC.

In case you are wondering how a transnational coordination can look like, we suggest that you take a look at past coordination efforts, such as the Global Education Strike in 2012. Similarly the Global Wave of Action for Free Education [Nov.17-23rd 2013] is currently being coordinated.

Last but not least we think the TSC should also be used to explore possibilities of organizing similar congresses in the future at different locations – maybe a TSC 2014?

We suggest that all participants of the TSC consider the above and we invite everyone to get involved in related discussions and workshops during the TSC!

TSC Orga-Collective

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Get involved – shape the TSC!

All participants are invited to give their own input in this regard and share their views and ideas. For this purpose this pad was set up.
Simply open the link and start typing in the window. Any changes are automatically saved. Click here for more details on etherpads.