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10 Advocacy IRL
Let’s explore some examples of student advocacy in real life (IRL)…
Example 1: A resolution against violence against students in Iran, 2009
In 2009, the Undergraduate Student Association Council (USAC) of UCLA voted to approve a resolution in support of a cessation to the violence against students in Iran and recognition of the Iranian people’s human rights. To read the full resolution, view the USAC UCLA minutes: https://usac.ucla.edu/docs/minutes.2009-06-30.pdf.
While this was an international issue, students-particularly student leaders- were still able to show support to students in Iran, provide teach-in opportunities, and serve as an ally to local Iranian-Americans.