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So … who are we? + Statement of Principles + Upcoming Events

August 27, 2011

So … Who Are We?

We’re a group of USC students who are dissatisfied with the status quo and who find existing campus publications to be lacking perspectives and quality content (a number of us are former writers for the Daily Trojan). We want this zine to be the voice of those critical of mainstream politics at USC.

Have you ever had the urge to write an article about something that you found offensive? Or needed to tell others about some great new organization or idea? We’re always looking for more students to contribute articles and art pieces. To submit an article or come to a meeting, please contact us at uscundercurrent@gmail.com. You can find all current and past zine content online at uscundercurrent.wordpress.com. For info about activism, contact activism.usc@gmail.com.

Statement of Principles

I. The Undercurrent is an outlet for non-mainstream views on politics and culture expressed through reasoned argument or in a creative manner. We define mainstream as standard partisan political views. We seek to provide alternative interpretations of world events and to bring attention to those stories that are under-reported.

II. We oppose all forms of oppression, domination, and alienation. We strive to promote social justice, human rights, and direct democracy in the USC community and anywhere else we can effect change.

III. Anyone can submit content. To be seriously considered for publication, all submissions must provide evidence, be consistent with The Undercurrent’s principles, and go through a group editing process. Nonfiction submissions should provide evidence and sources.

IV. We function as a non-hierarchical, non-commercial, democratically run cooperative. The Undercurrent is freely distributed and relies on donations for publication materials.

Upcoming Events

USC Involvement Fair Fall 2011

11:00 – 2:00, Trousdale Ave. (in front of Bovard and Doheny)

-All major USC student organizations will have tables here to advertise for themselves. Keep an eye out for the political orgs listed later in this guide.

Political Activist Orientations

Friday, August 26th at 3:00 in THH 106

Thursday, September 1st at 6:00, VKC 105

Friday, September 2nd at 3:00 in THH 106

-These will involve brief presentations by the progressive activist organizations on campus, a chance to ask questions of orgs and their members, and an opportunity to get to know other students interested in social justice.

Social Justice Party

September 2nd at 9:00 PM location TBA (contact activism.usc@gmail.com for details)

– Come and kick back with some of the incredible activists here at SC. It’ll be a relaxing night filled with music, refreshments, and awesome people.

An Evening with Maya Angelou

Wednesday, September 7th at 7:00 in Bovard Auditorium.

-World-renowned poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou gives a talk at USC.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 8, 2013 11:51 am

    I know this website presents quality dependent posts
    and additional material, is there any other web page which gives these data in quality?

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