Never Too Old to Learn

We are used to classrooms full of young students, but how about classrooms with both students and University Staff filling in the seats. That is what happened on 7 November when the Campus Workers Collective got together with Assistant Professor Giuliana Chemedes to open the doors of the classroom to University Staff to hear a lecture by Robert Christl.

Robert’s lecture covered the rise and fall of workers council’s and the anarchist movement in revolutionary Spain. Those who attended learned not only how alternative forms of self-governance were attempted by workers in Spain, but also how some Wisconsinites volunteered to fight Fascism and arrived in Spain to put their lives on the line.

Blue Collar and Office Support staff sat together and heard the details of how workers in Spain fought reactionary forces in an historic attempt to gain better working conditions and greater democracy.