Dear Beyond the Bars Attendees,
We are writing to let you know that Beyond the Bars: Towards Freedom has been postponed.
Starting this past Monday, the Graduate Workers of Columbia Union went on strike to fight for a fair contract. In solidarity with Graduate Workers at Columbia who are currently on strike, we are postponing the conference until the strike is resolved. We stand with the graduate workers who make the university run.
You can learn more about the strike here: columbiagradunion.org
You can donate to the union's solidarity fund here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/solidarity-with-columbia-academic-student-workers
New Dates, Registration and Refunds
We don't yet have the new conference dates as they are dependent on when the strike is over. But we will share them with you as soon as we have them.
If you are already registered for the conference, you will not need to re-register. Registration will be closed for new attendees until we set new dates as this is what eventbrite allows.
Finally, thank you to those who have donated to the conference, we are grateful for your support. We are also happy to refund your donation if you would like. To request a refund, please click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articles/en_US/How_To/can-i-get-a-refund?lg=en_US
The Beyond the Bars Organizing Team