Students United for Public Education – University of Wisconsin-Madison

Rens Blueprint is inspired by international student movements, the Chicago Teachers Union strike, and her own experience in the Milwaukee Public Schools. Through her Blueprint Ren will create a forum that advocates for educational justice through the community-based process of school transformation. This forum will highlight the role of youth educational equity organizing through workshops, coalition-building, and critical discourse on corporate-backed education reforms. Her primary focus is on urban public education, with youth, teachers, and grassroots organizations from Milwaukee, Racine, Madison and Chicago serving as resources and experts on the educational policies that are marginalizing their communities. It is Rens intention to use her Blueprint to found a Students United for Public Education (SUPE) chapter at University of Wisconsin-Madison.