Episode 3: Reflections on Student Organizing and Advocacy with Nyusha from UC Divest Coalition

In this episode, we're joined by Nyusha, a steering committee member from the UCLA chapter of the UC Divest Coalition. UC Divest an anti-militarist coalition of student and community organizations seeking to end the University of California's investment in war. In our conversation, Nyusha describes the development and evolution of UC Divest's political analysis, tactics, and structure and shares stories about both the challenges faced by the Coalition and its growth to a multi-campus coalition. In doing so, he provides reflections on the connections between the student movement and broader local, national, and global struggles, the importance of building sustainable movements, and how to maintain a spirit of revolutionary optimism in the face of escalating violence.

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