YONSEI UNIV.'S chapter of the Part-time Job Abolition 2005 Vanguards
of Anti-neoliberalism departed Yonsei Univ. on Aug. 4 and traveled to Chuncheon. Sponsored by the
NSU (National Student Union), they made their way back to Seoul on Aug. 11, passing
through Cheongju, Daegu, Busan, Gwangju and Daejeon.
Six students from Yonsei Univ. participated in this
event where 13 other Korean universities were also present. Their main
objectives were to protest the treatment of part-time workers and to object to
the spread of globalization. Yonseians helped plan the journey and participated
actively in events that included showing solidarity to part-time laborers on
strike and hosting publicity campaigns for the anti-neoliberalism cause.
"The anti-neoliberalism movement is crucial in
overcoming unjust doings in our future," says Heo Seung (Jr., Dept. of Phil.)
who participated for the second time. He also adds, "What I learned is that only
by working together can we pull through and make our dreams come true." The next
Vanguard will take place in summer, 2006.