Pay it forward for labor, social justice, and human rights

Submitted by Jerome on Sat, 01/31/2015 - 11:20am.

Almost exactly five years ago this event was organized by the Wash U CoOp

We are a growing network of students, faculty, staff, and community members

Submitted by Jerome on Tue, 01/13/2015 - 3:09pm.

We are a group of students, faculty, staff, and community members dedicated to community building, social responsibility, environmental sustainability, healthy living, cooperative learning, and leadership, not limited to Washington University in St. Louis affiliates, saving our planet with a kind heart and a sense of humor since 2003. We are NOT just a bunch of college students.

We are horizontally related to our namesake, Washington University in St Louis. Neither owns, controls, or dominates the other.

Please see

Twin foundational values: Chutzpah and Humility

Submitted by Jerome on Tue, 01/13/2015 - 3:03pm.

I heard an interesting interview with two activists, young and old, on NPR's religion program, "On Being," about the new wave of young activism. The thesis was that the new activism is and ought to be aware of the wisdom and life experience of the older generations, to avoid mistakes made in the past, e.g. the sixties. "A movement community invites its critics into the tent," following two habits of the heart, CHUTZPAH and HUMILITY. Please let's put both of these into the new Wash U CoOp Values Box.

Every Day is Labor Day at the Wash U CoOp Because Cooperation Means Working Togetber, People Helping People

Submitted by Jerome on Sat, 08/31/2013 - 11:36am.

Dear Cooperators,

Here is my annual "gratuitous faculty advice letter, that I send every Labor Day. This year I send it a week early. 
The letter is long so I'll be brief:

1) I cannot thank you enough for your support over the years. Relying on a transient group of students and alumni for one's primary support group is a bit risky, but I am honored to be an integral part of this community, and very grateful for individual and collective support. Thank you! I will keep on trying to pay it forward.

Tell the Business Bank of St Louis: Don't Block Foreclosure Mediation in St. Louis County, 11am Friday 10/19

Submitted by Jerome on Fri, 10/12/2012 - 6:45pm.

Last August, the St. Louis County Council passed foreclosure mediation legislation which allows a homeowner facing foreclosure to enter mediation with the lender and servicer of a loan.

But now the Business Bank of St. Louis is suing the county, stalling legislation that would enact a fairer foreclosure process and potentially keep thousands of county residents in their homes.

Join us to let the bankers know that we won't let them use lawsuits to deprive homeowners of a fairer foreclosure process.

Please Help Keep County Resident In His Home

Submitted by Jerome on Fri, 10/12/2012 - 11:22am.

Joe is one of many homeowners in St. Louis County that has not been able to reap the potential benefits of the recently passed Automatic Foreclosure Mediation Bill. He is currently facing a wrongful foreclosure eviction and feels that his eviction should be called off until the mediation bill has been properly implemented and he and other St. Louis County residents are able to take advantage of third party mediation.

Please copy and paste the message below and send it out the contacts provided:

SUBJECT HEADING: Please Help Keep County Resident In His Home

Coalition of Labor Union Women - Fighting Back/Marching Forward, Thursday October 11, 4pm from Kiener Plaza

Submitted by Jerome on Thu, 10/11/2012 - 11:53am.

The Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) Saint Louis Chapter is an organization that has been established in our great city for over 39 years. CLUW was founded on the principles of leading efforts that would empower women in the workplace, in their unions and encourage political and legislative involvement. CLUW adheres to the belief that organizing women workers in union and promoting polices that support women and working families. We’ve accomplished a great deal but there is so much more that must be done as the attacks against women rights remain constant.

End the Fed Rally, Saturday September 22, noon-3pm, One Federal Reserve Plaza

Submitted by Jerome on Wed, 09/19/2012 - 9:09am.

"End the Fed" chant our right and left wings, while the liberals chant "Audit the Fed." Then we come together with "BailOUT no THANKS, bust UP big BANKS!" Surely the Fed needs a reform if not an end, and surely we should all learn more about it. Where can we go for a free remedial economics class? END THE FED rally, Saturday Septermber 22, noon-3pm, One Federal Reserve Plaza, Broadway and Locust Streets, St Louis, Missouri 63102

Here is the Facebook event:

YSTL Young Activists United Weekly Update, 9/14/12

Submitted by Jerome on Fri, 09/14/2012 - 1:19pm.

Hello Young Activists!
This is the weekly update from Young Activists United St. Louis. If you
would like to get more involved, e-mail or check out our website at
The next YSTL meeting is Wednesday, September 19 at 6:30 at the World Community Center (438 Skinker). The meeting agenda is attached for your perusing pleasure.
We'd love to see you there!

Listen up St. Louis: :YSTL Radio Stars
Click here to download the student debt conversation on WGNU featuring Emily Koehler and Andrew Westbrook.

Social Consciousness Events Calendar, 9/12/12

Submitted by Jerome on Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:48am.

*Guest Speaker Jackson Katz: this Thursday (tomorrow!) at 8pm in Graham Chapel
Jackson Katz is a world renown anti-sexist male activist. He works tirelessly to help men overcome gender stereotypes. Dr. Katz is the creator of the MVP model for preventing violence, including sexual and domestic violence.

*Open SARAH Safe: Wednesday September 16th, 6pm in DUC 272
Learn about resources for sexual violence in our community and how YOU can best support a survivor of sexual violence.