Via U.C. Strike
UNC Chapel Hill in Solidarity!
On March 4, tens of thousands of students and workers across the U.S. will be taking action against budget cuts, tuition hikes, and the privatization of education as part of the March 4 National Day of Action to Defend Education. From California to New York, Chicago to Tuscaloosa, Boston to Milwaukee, Seattle to Knoxville, Gainsville to Asheville, and all points in between, students and workers will be standing up and speaking out on March 4 to defend education in what is shaping up to be one of biggest days of action this country has seen in years.
Here at UNC Chapel Hill, a coalition of groups have come together to organize a week of action leading up to March 4. Below is a schedule of events:
March 1 at 12pm in the Pit
Street Theater Action: How much does your education really cost?
March 3 at 7pm in Gardner 105
Film screening and discussion about budget cuts, tuition hikes, privatization, and access to education
March 4 at 4pm in the Pit
FUNK THE CUTS!
Gather in the Pit at 4pm for a dance-infused march featuring the beats of local drum corps groups! We’ll march to South Building, the administration building, and make our voices against the cuts to education and for equal access to education for all loud and clear! Rally outside of South building, and there will be a symbolic and peaceful sit-in at the end of the march.
1. Chop from the Top!
2. No Privatization or Corporate Kickbacks
3. Use UNC System Lobbying Power to Lobby for an Increase in Corporate Taxes to Cover Budget Shortfalls
4. Use UNC System Lobbying Power to Lobby for Equal College Access for Undocumented Students, Including In-State Tuition for all Undocumented Students in the UNC System and NC Community Colleges
Please keep checking back to this facebook event for more updates and other meeting times if you’d like to get involved in organizing this week of action. We’ve got to take a stand now to defend our education before it is too late!
More info on the national day of action here: http://defendeducation.org
March 4th: Against Racism, Homophobia, and Sexism!
Thursday, March 4, 2010 at 7:00am
Friday, March 5, 2010 at 10:00am
Sather Gate, Oakland’s Ogawa Plaza
The budget cuts throughout all sectors of public education have disproportionately affected our communities’ right to accessible education. Here at UC Berkeley, the cuts have drastically reduced funding to our resources, Retention Centers, American Studies, Gender/Women Studies, African American Studies & the Ethnic Studies Department. The 2012 UC Admissions Policy is projected to drastically curtail “minority” enrollment. Moreover, the attacks that the black community on UCSD‘s campus and the homophobic attacks the LGBTQ community suffered at UCD recently are indicative of our communities’ struggles against institutional and cultural racism, homophobia and sexism.
Therefore, it is of the utmost importance that we as students, workers and communities of color continue to play a leading role against these attacks on public education by acting as a united force in this movement. In order to achieve this goal, we must unite together to challenge the institutional racism that these cuts represent. We urge all students of color organizations and individuals to come out on March 4th to our picket line at Sather Gate.
Most importantly, we must build alliances and solidarity amongst ourselves that will go beyond March 4th. We must strengthen these networks among ALL students/workers of color on this campus. While there are few of us at UC Berkeley, we will make our presence known and we will, like in the past, reopen the gates to higher education for generations to come.
Join our picket lines at 7am. Come dressed in Black/Brown/Red/Yellow to symbolize the Third World Liberation Front 1968-69 Colors!
Please contact us if you or your organization would like to participate!
Contact us at email@example.com. More information can be found at ThirdWorldJournal.co.cc
On March 4 Day of Strike and Action we demand the following from the UC Administration:
– Formation of a permanent Third World College promised on March 4th, 1969.
– Permanently Increase under-represented and working-class students of color at the UC system, specifically at the flagship Universities: Protect Retention and Recruitment Centers, Revoke the ban on affirmative action.
–Permanent scholarships for undocumented students and full financial aid to students of color and undocumented students.
–Make all schools sanctuaries. No ICE on campus and non-cooperation with ICE investigations and deportations.
– Ethnic Studies in California’s K-12th grade curriculum- mandatory bilingual education; Require Ethnic Studies Curriculum as an A-G Requirement for UC admissions