The Student Political Awareness and Responsibility Coalition (SPARC)

Past Events

* denotes SPARC involvement

# denotes SPARC sponsorship

Academic Year: 2001-2002

Critical Mass!
Ride for non-motorized transit
Starting at Burlington City Hall Park
4pm, Friday April 26, 2002

Dr. Helen Caldicott, Anti-Nuclear Activist#
Jim Page, Acoustic Guitarist and Activist
Ira Allen Chapel
7pm, Thursday April 25, 2002

Leslie Movie: "Shattering the Silences"
Faculty Diversity in 1990s US Higher Education
Manor Dining Hall (Top floor), Waterman Building
5pm, Wednesday April 24, 2002

Leslie James Pickering
Earth Liberation Front Spokesperson
McCarthy Arts Center, St. Michaels College
3pm, Saturday April 20, 2002

Stop the War#
Against the War in Afghanistan, Colombia, Iraq, and Palestine
March on Washington DC
April 19-22, 2002

Oil and War: The Global Politics of Petroleum
Abbas Alnasrawi, Charlotte Dennett and Gerard Colby
First Congregational Church, 38 South Winooski Avenue, Burlington,
7pm, Sunday April 16, 2002

No Substitute for Victory: The Current War and its Implications for American Foreign Policy
Dean's Lecture Award: Robert Kaufman
101 Lecture Hall, Fleming Museum
5pm, Thursday April 11, 2002

Crimes Against The State: A Panel on the FBI#
Bud Schultz, William Turner, and Kit Cage
235 Marsh Life Science
7pm, Monday April 8, 2002

Antiwar Rally
Burlington Antiwar Coalition (BAWC)
Unitarian Church, Top of Church St., Burlington, Vermont
11:30am, Saturday April 6, 2002

US Foreign Policy, the Arab-Israeli Conflict, and Strategies for Peace
Robert Kaufman and Gregory Gause, Department of Political Science; Rex Brynen, McGill University
Billings North Lounge
8pm, Thursday April 4, 2002

Take Back the Night March
March to End Sexual Violence
Women's Center
6pm, Thursday April 4, 2002

Anti-Racism Workshop#
Confronting Racism, Building Movement Solidarity
427 Waterman Building
5-8pm, April 4, 2002

Colombia Teach-In#
Movie: "Fiction of War"
427 Waterman Building
7pm, April 3, 2002

Global Justice or Global War*
Organizing for A20 protest in DC
302 Lafayette Building, UVM
7pm, April 2, 2002

Critical Mass!
Ride for non-motorized transit
Starting at Burlington City Hall Park
4pm, Friday March 29, 2002

FTAA Public Hearing*
Range of speakers discuss 'free trade' treaty
301 Williams Science Hall, UVM
7pm, Monday March 25, 2002

Internal Socialist Review Antiwar Tour#
Medea Benjamin of Global Exchange
Colleen Kelly of Sept 11th Families for Peaceful Tommorrows
David Bates of Campaign to End the Death Penalty
Ahmed Shawki, Editor International Socialist Review (ISR) magazine
CC Theater (Billings Student Center)
7pm Wednesday, March 13, 2002

Anti Nuclear War Protest
In response to Bush administration's Nuclear Posture Review
State House Steps, Montpelier
10am Saturday, March 10, 2002

UVM Student Antiwar Conference*
Coalition Building to Organize with other schools on a National Level
North Lounge, Billings, UVM
2pm Saturday, March 9, 2002

Life and Debt#
Film on Neo-Liberalisation in Jamaica
Fletcher Free Library
2pm Saturday, March 9, 2002

Life and Debt#
Film on Neo-Liberalisation in Jamaica
and Discussion with film-maker, Stephanie Black
CC Theater (Billings Student Center)
7pm Thursday, March 7, 2002

Amy Goodman Visits UVM#
Co-Host of Democracy Now!
CC Theater (Billings Student Center)
7pm Friday, February 22, 2002

Bamboozled and Kake Walk Film Night
Understanding blackface in America.
CC Theater (Billings Student Center)
6:30pm - 9:00pm Thursday, February 21, 2002

Virginia Hasn't Always Been for Lovers
The History of Laws Banning Interracial Marriage in the U.S.
John Dewey Lounge (Old Mill)
4:00pm Wednesday, February 20, 2002

Lecture by Dennis Halliday on Iraq
Former United Nationas Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq
C.C. Theatre, Billings Student Center, UVM
7:30pm Thursday, February 14

African Americans in the Green Mountains
History of African descended people in Vermont
Allen House, Rm. 104 (461 Main Street)
12:00p Tuesday, February 5, 2002

Peace in Israel and Palestine
Lecture by Dan McGowan, Economics at Hobart and William Smith
Lafayette 108 [map]
4:30pm, Sunday January 27

Peace in Colombia Meeting
Emergency Meeting
Peace and Justice Center
7:00pm, Tuesday, January 23

Defending Our Civil Liberties
Panel Discussion
First Congregational Church, 38 South Winooski Avenue
7:00pm, Tuesday, January 22

Stop Fast Track Rally
Pressure the Senate to vote it down
Burlington City Hall
3.00pm, Monday December 17, 2001

Last Meeting for Semester
Dinner at the Shalimar of India
North Winooski Avenue, Burlington
6.00pm, Wednesday December 5, 2001

Celebration of Life*
Against the bombing in Afghanistan
11 to 1:00 pm, Saturday December 1st, 2001
Burlington City Hall Park

Teach-In on the U.S. Military and Who it Works For
Will Miller, Dave Ross, Ron Jacobs
Billings Student Center, North Lounge
7.00pm, Thursday November 29, 2001

Peace Rally - UVM and Burlington Community
Against the bombing in Afghanistan
Front (East side) of Waterman Building, UVM [map]
11.30am, Sunday November 4th, 2001

School of Americas Teach-in
Speakers from School of Americas Watch
Campus Center Theatre, UVM [map]
7.00pm, Monday October 29, 2001

Howard Zinn Speaks at UVM
Is War the Answer?
Ira Allen Chapel, UVM [map]
2.00pm, Sunday October 21, 2001

Visionary Vermont Festival
Against the War and National Missile Defense
Behind Fletcher Museum [map]
Saturday October 13, 2001

Anti-War Teach-In
Don't turn tragedy into war
Williams Science Hall 301, UVM
7.30pm, Friday September 19, 2001

Open Forum following September Eleventh
Positive open dialog
Front of Billings Student Center
5.30pm, Wednesday September 12, 2001

Critical Mass!
Promote non-motorized wheeled transportation
Starting at City Hall Park
5.15pm, Friday August 31, 2001

Academic Year: 2000-2001

Dick Cheney Welcoming Party*
Burlington International Airport (BTV)
September 7th, 2000
Burlington, Vermont

S26 Solidarity March*
International Day Against Capitalism
September 26th, 2000
Burlington, Vermont

Fertile Ground Festival*
Resistance to Genetic Engineering
October, 7th, 2000. 1-6.00 pm
State House Lawn, Montpelier, Vermont

Independent Media Conference #
Michael Parenti Speaks
October, 13th, 2000. 8.00 pm
Mann Hall at Trinity College

Civil Unions Rally*
VT For All For Vermonters
October, 15th 2000
Montpelier, Vermont. State House Steps

School of Americas (Assassins)
Solidarity Protest
November 17th, 2000
Federal Building, Montpelier, Vermont

Election Protest
National Pro-Democracy Protests
November 18th 2000, 1:00 p.m.
Burlington, Vermont. City Hall, Church Street.

Luis Yat #
Presentation on the Mayan Struggle
7.00 p, Wednesday 11.29.2000
427 Waterman Building [map]

Seattle N30 Anniversary #
Movie, Speakers, and Discussion
7.00 p, Thursday 11.30.2000
301 Williams Hall [map]

School of Americas (Assassins)*
Vigil and Speak-Out
12.00 pm, December 2, 2000
Church Street, Burlington, Vermont

Meeting on the War in Colombia*
Informational and Action-Oriented Meeting
6.30p, December 5, 2000
Peace and Justice Center
21 Church Street, Burlington, Vermont

Anti-Sweatshop Rally*
Solidarity With Gap's Overseas Workers
4.00p, Wednesday 12.13.2000
Unitarian Church, Church Street
Burlington, Vermont

Protest Bush Inauguration
Protest and Picket 12.00 pm
Saturday, January 20
Burlington, Vermont at the Fed Building/Post Office

David Foreman - Conservationist
Rewilding North America
7.30 January 30, 2001
Iral Allen [map]

IFG Globalization/Technology Teach-Ins*
Globalization the Technology Dimension
February 24/25, 2001
Hunter College, New York City, New York

FTAA Teach-In #
Sponsored by Students For Global Justice
February 27, 2001 - 7.00 pm
Campus Center Theatre [map]

Starhawk Press Conference
FTAA/Quebec City - Anti-Globalization
11.00a, March 14, 2001
Contois Auditorium, City Hall, Burlington, VT

Evening Talk with Starhawk #
Radical Terra-ism, Reclaiming the Earth from Corporate Globalization
6.30p, March 14, 2001
Iral Allen [map]

Students for Global Justice
Starhawk Press Conference
6.30p, March 15, 2001
216 Living and Learning [map]

Lecture: The Klu Klux Klan: US Death Squads #
The Greensboro Massacre - November 3 1979
12.30 - 3.00 p, Thursday, March 29
John Dewey Lounge, Old Mill [map]

Documentary: "Pickaxe" #
Video Showing, and Speech by Tim Ream
7.00pm, April 9, 2001
Suggested Donation: 5-15 dollars
235 Marsh Life Science Auditorium [map]

Crimes of the State: The FBI and Injustice in America #
A Panel Discussion with Investigative Experts
7.00pm, April 10, 2001
235 Marsh Life Science Auditorium [map]

The FTAA and the Fight Against Corporate Globalization #
Convergence Conference
10am - 9pm, Saturday, April 14, 2001
Angell Building, UVM, Burlington, Vermont [map]

March to General Dynamics*
Demonstration against the War on Colombia
11.30pm, April 16, 2001
Federal Building, Pearl St., Burlington, Vermont

Discussion on FTAA, with Mayor Clavelle
7.00pm, April 16, 2001
Edmunds Middle School Cafeteria, Burlington, Vermont

Ward Churchill, Workshop on COINTELPRO (cancelled)
The FBI's Counter-Intelligence Program Against Activists of the 1960's
4-6.00pm, Monday, April 16, 2001
North Lounge, Billings, UVM [map]

Globalization and Indigenous Issues #
Plan Puebla Panama and the Dry Canal Megaproject
7.00pm, April 17
CC Theater, Billings Hall, UVM [map]

FTAA: An Open Debate
With UVM Professors and Debate Team Members
7.30pm, Tuesday, April 17, 2001
235 Marsh Life Sciences [map]

Benefit Concert #
David Rovics (Boston) - Jim Page (Seattle)
8.00pm, April 17
CC Theater, Billings Hall, UVM [map]

Shut Down the FTAA
Free Trade Area of the Americas
April 20-22, 2001
Québec City, Québec, Canada

Independent Media Lecture and Discussion
Ryan White, Independent Media Center Journalist
5.30 Wednesday May 2, 2001
Steps of Billings Student Center

Speak Out and Solidarity Against Hate
A Response to Bias Incidents at UVM
11.00pm, Monday May, 7, 2001
Bailey-Howe Library Steps [map]

Rally for a Livable Wage
UE Local 267 - UVM
11.30pm, Thursday May 10, 2001
Redstone Green, (Off S. Prospect) [map]

Spring 2000

Old SPARC Calendar - What went down in the spring of 2000.

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