Head Organizing Commissioner
Alessandra (Alex) Silva
National Organizing Coordinator
Hello Anteaters! I’m Alessandra (Alex) Silva and I will be serving as your National Organizing Coordinator for the 2018-2019 academic year. I’m currently a third-year Business Administration major with a minor in Digital Arts and a proud member of the undocumented community. Please feel free to reach out to me during my office hours with any questions, comments, concerns, or if you would like to share how we can better represent you, your voice and your community. Thank you!
Tues from 2-3pm
Statewide Organizing Coordinator
My name is Isela Garcia. I am fourth-year studying business economics and political science. Student advocacy is an important aspect that I believe each student should be informed of. I believe that we all should be engaged within our community and can’t wait to see what the commission will be able to accomplish. I am always welcoming to ideas and if anyone would like to get more information about organizing, I am more than happy to help out.
Fridays from 1-2 pm.
Labor Organizing Coordinator
Hi my name is Justine! I am a second year International Studies major and I will be your Labor Organizing Coordinator for this year!
I am excited to be working with all of you to uplift our workers! Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions or comments you may have, or if you would like to get involved and contribute to the movement!
Tuesday 10:00-11:00am in the ASUCI Office
Our vision for the organizing commission is to amplify the connection between our legislative and organizing efforts to be as effective as possible.Democracy is 95% showing up whether it is to a demonstration or to the polls; it is critical that we work diligently side by side to mobilize our students and create solid relationships of support amongst our campus and the UC system. One of our primary goals for the year is to help uncover the intersections between our collective struggles here on campus, statewide, and national between our students and workers. The goal of this commission is to mobilize the UCI students and staff, uplift students through creating connections and addressing power relationships at the University and systemwide levels.
We will hold conferences, talks, and peaceful demonstrations that help educate students on the struggles faced across campuses nationwide and map out the steps we can take to help make change on a personal level to empower the collective.
Structure of the Organizing Commission
The Organizing Commission is separated into three focuses.
Each focus has a coordinator which leads the efforts that correlate to their position description.
All Organizing Coordinators are overseen by the Organizing Commissioner.
The Organizing Commission collectively works on projects that have been delegated by any of the following peoples; the Commissioner, Chief of Staff, External Vice President or of course the students of this University.
Please read below to learn more about what each coordinator contributes to the Organizing Commission.
LABOR ORGANIZING COORDINATOR: The Labor Organizing coordinator will focus on uplifting labor workers through building coalitions with organizations and communities not limited to: AFSCME, UAW, National Nurses Union, Student Labor Action Project, and Student workers on campus. The Labor Organizing focus will work on coalition building and organizing initiatives coordinated with these aforementioned organizations. In our commitment to social justice, we must preserve the right of all folx to live a life of dignity, and in the face of injustice and opposition from administration, we must mobilize and fight for the disenfranchised workers who are deprived of their right to the pursuit of happiness.
STATEWIDE ORGANIZING COORDINATOR: The statewide organizing coordinator focuses on uplifting grassroots statewide initiatives through building coalitions with statewide organizations and connecting our campus communities with these statewide efforts. The Statewide Organizing coordinator will be involved in Campus Action Committee spaces/initiatives in UCSA and connecting UCSA initiatives back to the campus and is involved in following through with UCSA commitments. This year the Statewide Organizing team is looking to provide students with the resources that affect our everyday lives. We hope to help create opportunities for students to get involved in varying different aspects and to help those wishing to learn about organizing.
NATIONAL ORGANIZING COORDINATOR: The National Organizing coordinator will focus on issues on a national level and will be responsible for reactionary movements in the office which center around Federal policies and practices. National Organizing Coordinator will work with the Federal Legislative Affairs Coordinator on taking UCI students to the Capitol. This year we plan to address student issues on the national level that are continuously affecting our diverse communities on campus. We plan to do this by hosting events that will specifically focus on relevant and prominent issues and find solutions to these issues through the campaigns we will establish with UCSA. Our long term goals are to bring awareness to these student issues that are significantly affecting our student body and approach them with concrete goals to minimize the impact that these issues hold on our communities.