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SDS kicks off eastern half of its Southern Tour

By staff |
August 21, 2012
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Athens, GA - Student organizers from Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), in anticipation of one of the largest demonstrations Florida will see in years, are eager to share their plans with students and activists who will be traveling to Tampa next week for the march on the RNC. The group of organizers was in high spirits, listening to political hip hop and swapping stories about activist experiences as they pulled in to Athens Georgia on August 20.

"I'm excited to speak to students I don't even know who are working for the same ideals as myself. Its a great feeling of solidarity," said Cecelia O'Brien, a Florida State University student.

Students hope to build lasting infrastructure, helping new chapters and affiliates to develop across the South, leading up to the SDS National Convention in October. "It's going to be a big semester for activism in Florida and around the country," said Tallahassee student organizer Andrew Arachikavitz, with a grin on his face.

Organizers will table in the student union, hold a public rally and SDS meet-up and meet with student organizers on the campus throughout the next day.

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