November Week of Action Events

13 Nov

Check out this video coverage from last Wednesday.

On Tuesday you can join UC-AFT President and Writing Programs Lecturer Bob Samuels as he leads teach-outs on the budget cuts on the Powell Library steps at 2:30 and 4:00.  The teach-outs are in solidarity with the student strike at Berkeley taking place the same day.

You can also join us for the UCLA General Assembly on Tuesday at 7PM in Kaufman Hall.  This self-organizing group is still in the early stages, but we’ve got a lot of enthusiastic undergrads, grads, and campus workers ready to make some noise about austerity measures across the UCs.   We develop the agenda for each meeting when it happens, but there will be some discussion regarding planning workshops and teach-outs.

Wednesday, November 16th get on the bus to Long Beach and join our Cal State brothers and sisters in telling the CSU Trustees to make banks pay for refunding public education.  As students (Cal State and UC) from all over northern California converge on the UC Regents’ meeting in San Francisco, those of us in southern California will be converging in Long Beach to demonstrate our power in opposing fee increases at any public university.

Buses will leave Ackerman bus turnaround at 7am on Wednesday and return by 2 or 3pm.

California students and our families have already paid more than our fair share for this economic crisis. It’s time that those who caused the crisis pay their fair share: the banks and corporate elite.  And the fact is that those who sit on the boards of our higher education institutions – the UC Regents and the CSU Trustees – are themselves bankers and corporate elite.  On Wednesday, we will demand that they sign the Pledge to ReFund Caliornia: closing corporate tax loopholes and taxing the super-rich and the banks’ risk financial dealings in order to refund public education in this state.

Finally, there’s been some talk floating around about doing something on Thursday in solidarity with the national student strike that some east coast colleges are calling for. Keep an eye out for more information.

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