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August 2011 eNewsletter

In this issue: Our staff blogs about the last CSTI! Find out what this training extravaganza conference will be called starting next year.

Dear Friend,

Another August, another CSTI… actually it’s the last CSTI. In May we put out a call for a new name for CSTI. Many of you responded with catchy and funny acronyms. Thanks to all who participated we now have a new name. Read the following blog posts for more about our very last CSTI!

In Solidarity,
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Kelley Weigel
Executive Director


The Last of the First Days of CSTI

Amy 2011A look back at the preparation for and the beginning of the "last" CSTI. Go behind the scenes with Amy Lam



People Before Profits

KalpanaThe Saturday plenary featured Leslie Frane of SEIU. Kalpana Krishnamurthy reports on the many points Leslie made such as busting widespread myths about unions. 




A Title Ends, a New Tradition Begins

Yee Won

While we say goodbye to "CSTI", we also welcome a new tradition, awarding groups for their astounding work on the ground. Yee Won Chong recaps the great work of four grassroots groups who received these awards.



Slideshow from Saturday Night Banquet


View the amazing pictures taken by Izzy Ventura. Wow! Spectacular!





The Last CSTI Ever Goes Out Strong

NancyIt's not all work and no fun at CSTI. Another tradition of ours... karaoke after our Saturday night celebration. Nancy Haque takes us back to that evening - who sang what and who wore what!




We're AMPed for Next Summer

AMPStickersYou've heard all about AMP! Now find our how we came up with the name.

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