Template:TOCnestleft Laurie Rojas-Arts
Left Forum 2009
Politics of the Contemporary Student Left: Hope and Failures:
- Alexander L. Hanna, (Chair) - former organizer, United Students Against Sweatshops
- Atlee McFellin, New School Radical Student Union
- Pam Nogales, Platypus Affiliated Society
- C. J. Pereira Di Salvo, Former organizer, United Students Against Sweatshops
- Laurie Rojas-Arts, Journalism from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago.
The Platypus Affiliated Society hosted a panel discussion on the Politics of the Contemporary Student Left at the U.S. Social Forum (USSF) in Detroit on June 26, 2010. Moderated by Laurie Rojas, assistant editor for the Platypus Review, the panel consisted of Will Klatt, member of the new Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and organizer for Service Employees International Union (SEIU); Luis Brennan, a student organizer at University of Chicago and former member of the Students for a Democratic Society; Aaron Petcoff, formerly of the Students for a Democratic Society and currently a member of the Organization for a Free Society (OFS); and Ashley Weger, an organizer for Platypus Affiliated Society and a former organizer for UNITE HERE.