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Free Education Now
November 3, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us for an informative panel on the fight for free education. Hear what the student movement is doing to win free tuition, as well as directly from a representative from Cuba where this struggle was won long ago.
This event will take place on Zoom and will be streamed live on Facebook as well as on this page.
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Alannah Mckay (She/Her/Kwe) is the National Treasurer of the Canadian Federation of Students – National. She has been actively involved with the Canadian Federation of Students- Manitoba as the former Treasurer and the University of Manitoba Indigenous Students’ Association where she served as the Co-President and Director of Finance and previously served as University of Manitoba Students’ Union Indigenous Community Representative. Alannah uses her positions to push for spatial and cultural reclamation for BIPoC students in post-secondary institutions.
David Aldama Pando
David Aldama Pando is the Third Secretary of the Embassy of Cuba in Canada and in charge of academic affairs and relations with Cuba solidarity groups in Canada. David Aldama has a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the “Raúl Roa García” Higher Institute of International Relations (ISRI) in Havana.
Kayla Weiler (she/her) is the National Executive Representative for the Canadian Federation of Students – Ontario where she helps coordinate the campaigns and services of the student movement, both nationally and provincially.
Kayla served two executive terms at Local 54, University of Guelph Central Student Association as the Vice-President External Affairs. At her local, she worked on building student and worker solidarity with CUPE 1334 and 3913, fought for free education through the Fight the Fees campaign and pushed for fossil fuel divestment with Fossil Free Guelph. Kayla is passionate about access to clean water and has worked with Wellington Water Watchers in their fight against Nestlé.
Kayla recently graduated from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor’s degree in history.