How student activists can tackle the challenges of post-secondary change

January 4, 2019

The biggest obstacle that student activists face when trying to sustain momentum for their causes is the rhythm of post-secondary life itself, writes Emma Whitford. The author notes that students come to school in the fall with more free time and energy to organize, protest, and advocate, yet “built-in holiday breaks, busy finals schedule and months-long summer leaves” leave little uninterrupted time for organizing. Whitford interviews a number of stakeholders on how students and organizations can address this challenge, as well as other difficulties such as creating and maintaining long-term change at an institution. Inside Higher Ed (International)