Tuition increases got you down?

Fellow Huskies,
Are you tired of the tuition increases?  Do you want to do something about it?  Check out the ways below to get involved right now to Save Our State and other ways to impact your campus.
Get Involved
1. Save Our State Rally and Huskies on the Hill- Sign Up and Attend!
2. Are you interested in performing drag?
3. Women’s Political Action Training
4. Speak up in Support of Transit

5. FREE “Miss Representation” Screening
7. Broken Bodies, PBP: Police Brutality Profiling
8. Under 1 Nation: Zulu & Krip-Hop 
9. [M]aking our [L]egacy [K]nown Hip Hop Show February 3, 2012 in Kane 130 at 7:30pm
Get Involved

1. Save Our State!  State financial support for the University of Washington has declined by 55% over the past five years, causing a 37.4% increase in tuition in the past two years alone.  Students are facing higher tuition, cuts to financial aid, the elimination of programs and larger class sizes with fewer TAs.  It is time for legislators to take a balanced approach and find new sources of revenue for higher education.  BARK against budget cuts!

Here are four ways that you can make a difference:
    1. Attend the Save Our State Rally on January 26th at 1:30pm in Red Square
    2. Sign up for Huskies on the Hill 2012 Lobby Day – Friday, February 3 from 9AM to 5PM.  Join hundreds of UW students who will travel to Olympia to talk to legislators about the importance of higher education.  Transportation will be provided. 

2. Are you interested in performing drag? 
The annual ASUW Drag Competition will be held Friday February 24th 2012 at 7pm in Meany Hall and we are currently looking for acts for the show. Last year we had over 1000 people attend and we are looking to make even bigger and better this year. Auditions will be held the 1st-3rd of February. If you are interested, please email to set up an audition slot or for more info!

3. Women’s Political Action Training
Join the ASUW Office of Governmental Relations and ASUW Women’s Action Commission for a political action training! Featuring a panel of local women leaders, the event will emphasize the importance of becoming involved in the political arena and how to do so.
Featured panelists include:
Ana Mari Cauce, University of Washington Provost
Linda Mitchell, President of the National Women’s Political Caucus of Washington
Noel Frame, Washington State Director of the Progressive Majority
The event will be held January 30th at 5pm in Savery 156.

4. Speak up in support of Transit!

Governor Gregoire has proposed a $3.6 billion transportation package that dedicates 72% to roads and 4% to transit.  This is a step forward from the past, but well-short of being balanced. The legislature will now consider the proposal. Please email your legislator and ask them to balance the package in support of transit.


5. “Miss Representation” Screening:
Come join the UW Women’s Center, NEW Leadership Puget Sound, the ASUW Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Activists, and the ASUW Women’s Action Commission for an on-campus screening of “Miss Representation!”
The screening will be followed by a discussion/reception; more details TBA.
To see the movie trailer, visit here (official) or here (extended) and for more information about the film, visithere.
The event will be February 8th at 6pm in ARC147.
6. The 11th Annual ASUW “Vagina Monologues”

The ASUW Women’s Action Commission is proud to announce the 11th Annual ASUW “Vagina Monologues” production! The award-winning play is based on V-Day Founder/playwright Eve Ensler’s interviews with more than 200 women. The production is a part of “V-Day,” a global campaign to end violence against women. This year’s performance is proud to elaborate on previous years with the addition of several original monologues written by University of Washington students! All performers and staff are UW undergraduate and graduate students.
The event will be held February 16th, 17th, and 18th at 7pm in Kane 130.

7. Broken Bodies, PBP: Police Brutality Profiling
Friday, February 10th, 5PM-7PM
University of Washington, OUGL (Odegaard Undergraduate Library), Room 220
This workshop will talk about POOR Magazine and its connection to the issue of police brutality in the disability community featuring Leroy Moore. Police brutality in the disabled community will be discussed as well as how Hip-Hop artists use their talents in cases of police brutality. Leroy will also discuss the origins of Krip Hop Nation and talk about current projects and activism opportunities.

8. Under 1 Nation: Zulu & Krip-Hop 
Saturday, February 11th, 5PM-9PM
University of Washington, Kane Hall, Walker-Ames Room
This a multimedia presentation featuring Hip-Hop performances by artists with disabilities including Leroy Moore and King Khazm. Using Hip-Hop as a cultural platform, organizing hip-hop and disability will be discussed as well as the justice system’s relationship to the Black and disability community. This presentation will feature music, audio, and film presentations as well as a panel discussion.

9. [M]aking our [L]egacy [K]nown Hip Hop Show February 3, 2012 in Kane 130 at 7:30pm
Acts from RoyceTheChoice, GMK, JusMoni and Sean Carson

Conor McLean
Associated Students of the University of Washington
(206) 543-1780
Brittany Pham

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