March 4th Updates, Now With More Support!


From the California Coordinating Committee:

Greetings,

March 4th is before us! This Thursday thousands of students, teachers,
staff, parents and workers from all over California, the nation and the
world will come together in a show of solidarity that will embody the will
and strength of a people ready to take a stand against the attacks on public
education and demand their right to a fully-funded, quality education and an
end to the layoffs and re-segregation in public education and social
services.

Throughout the state of California and beyond tens of thousands of people
are organizing for the Strike and Day of Action on March 4th indefense of
public education. To get involved and participate in the struggle please
join us in the events planned for March 4th — below is an updated list of
events that will be happening on March 4th in California. We welcome all to
participate in this historic day!

Form San Diego to Eureka, from California to New York, from the Mexico to
Brazil, from England to Germany, from Portugal to Greece, from Russia to
Japan the March 4th Strike and Day of Action will mark the moment when
students, teachers, staff, parents and workers began turning the tide
against the attacks on our right to education. March 4th is just the
beginning of this monumental movement.

We would like to thank our brothers and sisters from New York, Mexico,
Brazil, England, Germany, Portugal, Greece, Russia, and Japan for their
words and actions of solidarity.

The updated version of the March 4th list of events and more information on
March 4th Strike and Day of Action can be found at
http://defendcapubliceducation.wordpress.com/. If you have any questions
about March 4th, please email march4strikeanddayofaction@gmail.com.

See you all on March 4th!

In Solidarity,

Follow-up committee of the October 24th Conference

Updated List of March 4th Strike and Day of Action Events

* Regional Events*

* *

*Los Angeles Regional Rally*

• 3 pm Rally @ Pershing Square (5th & Hill) in downtown L.A.

• 4 pm March from Pershing Square to the Governor’s office

• 5 pm Rally @ Governor’s office (300 Spring St.)

*East Bay/Oakland Regional Rally*

• 12 pm-4 pm Rally @ Frank Ogawa Plaza (in front of Oakland City Hall, 14th &
Broadway)

• March to the Ogawa Plaza Rally from:

-UC Berkeley: 12 pm Rally @ Bancroft & Telegraph, followed by March

-Laney College: 11 am Rally, followed by March

-Fruitvale BART: Assemble @ 11 am, March @ 11:30 am

• Travel to San Francisco Regional Rally (See regional listing below)**

*San Francisco Regional Rally*

• 1:30 Rally @ San Francisco Civic Center

• 5 pm Rally @ San Francisco Civic Center

-*San Francisco **preK-12 educators & families*

• 3 pm SF preK-12 educators & families and City College of San
Francisco – Mission
Campus* *march from 24th St. & Mission to Civic Center

• 3:30 pm SF preK-12 educators & families from northeast area schools meet
at Van Ness & Broadway

• 3:45 pm March from Van Ness & Broadway to the State Building at Van Ness
and McAllister

• 4:00 pm Rally with UESF at the State Building (505 Van Ness), march to
Civic Center

-*San Francisco **Latino Students & Community*

• 3 pm SF Latino Student & Community Rally @ 24th St. & Mission, then March
to 16th St. for Rally, followed by March form 16th St. & Mission to Civic
Center

*Sacramento/State Capitol Rally*

• 11 am-1 pm Rally @ State Capitol (North Steps of Capitol)

*San Diego Regional Rally*

• 3 pm Rally @ Balboa Park, followed by March to governor’s office

• 4 pm Rally @ Governor’s office (downtown)

*San Fernando Valley Regional Rally*

• 3:45 pm gathering @ CSU Northridge Sierra Quad

• 4:15 pm March

• 5 pm Hands around CSUN

• 5:30 pm Rally @ CSU Northridge Sierra Quad

*Stockton Regional March*

• 4:30 pm-6:00 pm Funeral Procession North on Pershing Ave., from Harding
Way to San Joaquin Delta Community College campus**

Local Events

*UC Berkeley*

• 7 am-12 pm Pickets, all entrances of campus, California Hall

• 12 pm-1 pm Rally/Action @ entrance to Sproul Plaza (Telegraph & Bancroft)

• 1 pm-3 pm March from UC Berkeley to Oakland’s Ogawa Plaza

• Students, faculty, workers and campus community will travel to San
Francisco Regional Rally (See regional listing above)

*UCLA*

• 6:30 am Student/Worker Pickets

• 11:30 am Walk Out

• 12 pm-1 pm Rally @ Bruin Plaza

• 1 pm-3 pm DJ, musical acts, hip-hop artists, student-led teach-ins, etc @
Bruin Plaza and Campus Wide

• 3 pm-4 pm Teach-in with various faculty members @ Bruin Plaza,

• 4:30 pm-5:30 pm Rally @ Bruin Plaza

(UCLA invites high schools and community colleges in the Westside area to
join)

*UC San Diego*

• 11:30 Walk-out & Rally @ Gilman Parking Structure

• 12:30 pm March from Gilman to the Silent Tree outside Giesel Library and
Rally there

• Students, faculty, workers and campus community will travel to San Diego
Regional Rally (See regional listing above)

*UC Santa Cruz*

• 6:00 am Picket at the entrances to campus

• 9:00 am Rally @ main entrance to the campus (Bay and High)**

• 12:00 pm Rally @ main entrance to the campus (Bay and High)**

• 5:00 pm General Assembly @ main entrance to campus (Bay and High)**

*UC Riverside*

• 1 pm gathering @ UCR Bell Tower

• 2:30 pm March from UCR to downtown

• 3:30 pm Rally @ University Ave and Market St. (Downtown Riverside)

*UC Irvine*

• 12:00 pm Rally @ Flagpole Area next to the Aldrich Administration Building

• 5:00 pm Discussion Panel, Location TBA

• 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm Community Rally @ Fairview Ave in front of Costa Mesa
High School and Orange Coast College (Wear BLUE to show your support for
quality education)

* *

*UC Santa Barbara*

• 11 am-2 pm Rally @ Storke Plaza, UCSB campus

• 4 pm Rally & March in downtown Santa Barbara (meeting at della Guerra
Plaza)

*UC Davis*

• 11:30 am Rally @ MU Patio (music performances, testimonio space and much
more)

• 3 pm March (starts from MU Patio)

* *

*CSU Bakersfield*

• 11:30 am-1 pm @ the Student Union Patio (rain: Stockdale Room in Runner
Café)


*CSU Channel Islands*

• Students, faculty, workers and campus community will travel to the San
Fernando Valley to participate in San Fernando Valley Regional Rally @ CSU
Northridge (See regional listing above)


*CSU Chico*

• 8 am sendoff for students, faculty, workers and campus community traveling
to State Capital Rally (See regional listing above)

*CSU Dominguez Hills*

• Students, faculty, workers and campus community will travel to Wilson High
School Long Beach and Los Angeles Regional Rally (See Long Beach details
below or regional listing above)

• 11 am-1 pm students hold a fair on CSUDH East Walkway (Games to learn
about public education costs, access and quality)


*CSU East Bay*

• 12 pm Rally/Open Mic/Speack Out @ Agora Stage

• Students, faculty, workers and campus community will travel to San
Francisco Regional Rally (See regional listing above)

*Fresno State*

• 10:30 am March from NW corner of Blackstone and Shaw, go down Shaw to
Fresno State

• 12 pm-1 pm Rally @ Peace Garden

*CSU Fullerton*

• 12:00 pm Rally @ Humanities building, followed by March

• Students, faculty, workers and campus community will travel to Los Angeles
Regional Rally (See regional listing above)

*Humboldt State*

• 3 pm-5 pm Rally @ Humboldt County Courthouse-Eureka with CSU and K-12
faculty and students

*Cal State Los Angeles*

• 9:30 am Rally @ the USU area (Free Speech area)

• 2 pm March to Los Angeles Regional Rally (See regional listing above)

*CSU Long Beach*

• 12 pm-1 pm Rally @ South Campus, Upper Quad,

• 1 pm-2 pm Parade

• 4 pm Rally with K-12 and Community College @ Wilson High School Gymnasium
(4400 E. 10th St.) – Music by Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine,
Audioslave, The Nightwatchman

*California Maritime Academy*

• Students, faculty, workers and campus community will travel to San
Francisco Regional Rally and Sacramento/State Capitol Rally (See regional
listing above)

• 12 pm Street Theatre/Mock “Die-In” @ Maritime’s main quad

*CSU Monterey Bay*

• 11 am-1 pm Rally/March

• Followed by car-pools to Community Rally

• 4 pm Community Rally @ Colton Hall (570 Pacific St. between Madison &
Jefferson)

*CSU Northridge/San Fernando Valley Regional Rally*

• 3:45 pm gather @ CSU Northridge Sierra Quad

• 4:15 pm March

• 5 pm Hands around CSUN

• 5:30 pm Rally @ CSU Northridge Sierra Quad

*Cal Poly Pomona*

• 1:30 pm- 2:30 pm Send off Rally @ – as CFA members, students and campus
community board buses for Los Angeles Regional Rally (See regional listing
above)

*Sacramento State*/*Sacramento/State Capitol Rally*

• 11 am-1 pm Rally @ State Capitol (North Steps of Capitol)

*CSU San Bernardino*

• 11:30 am March @ Marquee entrance (NW corner of University Pkwy and
Northpark Blvd)

• 12 pm Rally @ Pfau Library

*San Diego State*/*San Diego Regional Rally*

• 11:30 am-12:00 pm collect video testimonials from students and campus
community next to Aztec Center (Large “scoreboard” showing the loss of
students, teachers and classes at SDSU due to budget cuts)

• 12:00 pm Rally by Aztec Center

• Students, faculty, workers and campus community will travel to San Diego
Regional Rally (See regional listing above)

*San Francisco State*

• 7 am Pickets around campus building**

• 10:00 am-12:15 pm Picket line @ 19th Avenue.

• 12:15 pm-12:30 pm Picket line march to Malcolm X Plaza

• 12:30pm-1:30 pm Political Theater & Spoken Word performed by SFSU talent
addressing the budget cuts

• 1:30 pm-2:00 pm DIY Protest signs and T-shirt stenciling (bring a t-shirt,
if you can)

• 2:00 pm-3:30 pm Teach-ins scheduled all over campus and the Malcolm X
Plaza

• 3:30 pm-4:00 pm Board MUNI or shuttle to BART (Anyone boarding at 19th St.
Muni with a March 4 t-shirt or protest sign will receive a pass for
boarding)

• 4:00 pm meet @ Civic Center (steps of the Asian Art Museum) to travel to San
Francisco Rally

• Students, faculty, workers and campus community will travel to San
Francisco Regional Rally (See regional listing above)

*San Jose State*

• 11 am gather at San Jose City Hall

• 11:45 am March to San Jose State Tower Lawn (7th Street Plaza entrance)

• 12 pm Rally @ San Jose State Tower Lawn

*Cal Poly San Luis Obispo*

• 3:30–5 pm Rally @ Office of state Senator Abel Maldonado (1356 Marsh St.,
San Luis Obispo)

*CSU San Marcos*

• 10:30 am-11:30 am Teach-in on State Budget @ Academic Hall (ACD) 102
(simulcast to other classrooms)

• 12 pm-1 pm Rally @ Kellogg Library

*Sonoma State*

• 11:30 am Student Walk-Out

• 12:00 pm-1:30 pm Rally near Stevenson Quad

*CSU Stanislaus*

• 11:30 am-1pm Rally @ campus Quad


*City College of San Francisco – Main Campus*

• 12pm Rally and events all day on campus

*City College of San Francisco – **Mission Campus***

• 2 pm Rally @ 22nd & Bartlett

• 2:30 March to 24th/Mission and meet SF preK-12 educators & families

• 3:00 March with SF preK-12 educators & families to Civic Center from
24th/Mission

• Students, faculty, workers and campus community will travel to San
Francisco Regional Rally (See regional listing above)

*Long Beach City College*

• 12 pm-2 pm Rally in front of the T building on Carson Street**

*San Diego City College*

• 11:30 am Walk-Out

• 1:30 pm Teach-Out/Rally in front of “B” building

• 2:45 pm March to Balboa Park to participate in the San Diego Regional
Rally (See regional listing above)

* *

*Merced** Community College*

• All day workers & students wearing black

• Mock Graveyard on front campus lawn, tombstones representing classes/jobs
lost due to state budged cuts

• 12:00 pm Rally @ campus quad


*San Joaquin Delta Community College*

• 6:00 pm Candlelight Vigil at San Joaquin Delta Community College

* *

*Diablo Valley College*

• 12:00 pm Walk-Out

• Students, faculty, workers and campus community will travel to East
Bay/Oakland* *Regional Rally (See regional listing above)

*De Anza CC*

• 12:00 pm Walk-Out

• Students, faculty, workers and campus community will travel to San
Francisco* *Regional Rally (See regional listing above)

*Skyline College*

• 10:00 am Walk-Out

* *

*Cañada College*

• 10:00 am Walk-Out

*Peninsula College*

• 10:00 am Walk-Out


*Oakland Unified District (OEA)*

• 7:30 am informational picketing in defense of public education and against
cuts

• 9:15 a.m. District wide mock “Disaster Drill” (as in “California’s budget
is a disaster!”)

(San Francisco, San Lorenzo, Dublin and other districts are holding mock
drills.)

*Berkeley Elementary and Middle School*

• Morning @ all elementary and middle schools in Berkeley, teachers and
parents will be leafleting about the state budget crisis and the need for
progressive taxation to restore the promise of our state

• 3:30 pm teachers, students, families, classified staff and administrators
will be lining Martin Luther King Jr. Way from University Avenue to Bancroft
Avenue (starting at 2134 MLK Jr. Way) to raise awareness in our community of
the crisis in California. Signs and leaflets will be provided. All are
welcome.

*Long Beach: Wilson High School*

• 4 pm Rally @ Wilson High School Gymnasium (4400 E. 10th St.)

• Music by Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, The
Nightwatchman)

*Ocean High School*

• Regular class will be suspended for the day (students will go off campus
to collect signatures and distribute literature calling attention to the
drastic cutbacks imposed on the state’s public education system)

• 8:45 am freshman class Human “SOS” (Save Our Schools) on the beach @ the
Pacifica Pier

• 9:30 am Teach-in & Workshops on the crisis

* *

Original list compiled by Steve Seltzer

Modified by Jonathan Nunez and Juan Garcia

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One response to “March 4th Updates, Now With More Support!

  1. I’d like to make a suggestion, and one that may be being made out of pure ignorance, since I do not live in California.

    It would seem to me, that Cali’s insistence on cutting or keeping taxes low might actually be at the heart of things. Read Paul Krugman’s column on ‘Starve The Beast’ program that Republicans have been talking about.

    In any case, it would seem to me that simply holding demonstrations will not be enough. Participating in elections is what will really give your cause strength. After all, these cuts come because of state budget cuts no? For the sake of argument, lets just say that’s one reason…then, you need to put someone in office, that has students in mind.

    It won’t be easy, as more Americans are doing their duty and preparing for the November elections, but, its not just Congressional. Municipal and State elections matter, and, if people aren’t voting, all this effort is for naught…especially considering most school boards(not sure if that applies to you in this instance) once they make a decision, it can’t be revoked by a simple protest…it has to be ‘brought up’…and if you don’t have someone in the education system that is looking out for your interests, you’ll continue to suffer.

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