As stated in the previous post, student actions will be taking place in protest of tuition hikes across California. In addition to sending students from each UC campus to UCLA to protest at the Regents meeting, individual campuses will be making loud and visible statements from home. Berkeley is having a three day student-led strike; UC Santa Cruz will be staging occupations; and of course UCLA will be experiencing a mass protest. Beginning Wednesday evening, a coalition of students, faculty, unions, and workers at UCLA will be hosting Crisis Fest, an all-night party for protesters complete with educational workshops and entertainment (http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=205509788311&ref=ts). There has also been word of protests taking place at CSU campuses, namely Fullerton and San Diego.
The state budget cuts to education will be affecting ALL California public students in the upcoming year. For the UC’s, this is just the beginning. Get ready to hear your state get loud everyone!
And once again, those participating in the protests, take care of yourselves and each other!
If you want to know what will be taking place at the Regents meeting check out their agenda: http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/regents/regmeet/nov09.html
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