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building towards March 4th

general strike on March 4th

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11.18 – Strike!

check out a University without Students, and RSVP on their facebook event!

On Wednesday November 18th, the UC Regents will be voting on tuition increases for students for 32% (~$2500). Check out the ‘resources’ page (several of the websites are full of information) on the aforementioned site for more information on this.

At UC Santa Cruz, students will be meeting on Wednesday at noon in the Quarry Plaza to rally, then “shutdown campus”! The group organizing this event is trying to show the Regents and UCOP the consequences of the budget cuts & tuition increases… a university without students.

You can also sign the petition at


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The Library Study-in Continues to Saturday!

For details of the events check out indybay

General Assembly, 1pm Saturday, Science & Engineering Library!

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The Library Study-In Friday

Friday, November 13, we take back our library.

1pm – Potluck and Discussion

4pm – Study-in begins

join us on facebook. Join us for the study-in at the Science & Engineering Library and educate yourself about the budget issues that this university faces.

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RALLY- May 26- BASE @ Noon

SOC Coalition will be rallying in solidarity with all students to raise awareness about several issues and resources that are being stripped from students.

Student of Color Collective Demands
  • Hire full time AIRC (American Indian Resource Center) and WC (Women’s Center) directors with student voice inhiring process
  • Permanent Chancellor funding for Engaging Education (e^2)

  • Maintain the integrity and current structure of the Community Studies program by keeping the field study coordinators and staff
  • Retain two LALS professors Guillermo Delgado and Susan Jonas
  • Institutionalized Scholarships and other resources for AB 540 students
  • Make UCSC a Sanctuary Campus
  • Pass the Federal DREAM Act
  • Access and affordability to higher education for underrepresented communities- STOP STUDENT FEE HIKES!
  • Permanent funding for Ethnic Year -End Ceremonies from college C.A.O.s and Provosts
  • Outreach and Retention of Faculty and Staff of color

  • Fill Asian American ‘Specialist’ Position for American Studies
  • Movement towards an Ethnic Studies Program

  • Ethnic representation in administrative positions that reflect the demographics of California
  • Maintain respectable relationships with Local Tribes
  • Equitable rent prices for Family Student Housing
  • Affordable and quality housing for students of color and AB540 students
  • Fair, transparent negotiations with workers and unions to ensure equitable pay, working conditions, and representation. NO lay-offs!!! NO worker deportations by ICE

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Actions & Events This Week

Week of April 26 – May 1


Know Your Rights Community Forum – 6 to 8pm @ Resource Center for Non-Violence (515 Broadway, Santa Cruz)


Walkout II – Noon @ Quarry Plaza


Teach-out – Noon @ Quarry Plaza

Friday – May Day

International Worker’s Day March and Celebration – 12:30pm @ Quarry Plaza

-12:30pm: Rally, Speeches & Performances in UCSC’s Quarry Plaza
-2:00pm: March from UCSC to downtown Santa Cruz
-4:00pm: CELEBRATION with folks from the community at the Beach Flats Park

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Walkout Against LALS Terminations!

This Wednesday at noon, meeting in Quarry Plaza!

More information can be found here

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e² Budget Forum

The organization e-squared (aka. Engaging Education) is holding a forum on the budget after the newUC community forum.

See this flyer for more details.

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UC-AFT to hold Teach-Out

UC-AFT (American Federation of Teachers) is holding a teach out. This was recently released:

The National New Majority Faculty Day
Thursday, April 30th 2009
12 – 1pm, UCSC Baytree Plaza

* Fight Cuts & Defend Quality Education including Community Studies and other vital UCSC programs
* Demand Justice for Lecturers, Librarians, TA’s, and Campus Staff who are under attack by budget cuts and misplaced priorities
* Prioritize Students who are tired of paying more but getting less

On April 30th faculty members at UC will be holding classes outside to draw attention to the fact that most of the people teaching in higher education do not have tenure and have limited academic freedom and job security.

The current budget situation exposes the vulnerability of non-senate faculty, as well as students, staff, and libraries.  Students are paying more and more, but getting fewer course offerings, bigger class sizes, and decreased services.

It is time for UC to prioritize its education mission. Together, non-senate faculty, librarians, campus staff, and students will demand justice at UC.

Here’s how you can participate Thursday, April 30th:

•    Come to the Teach-Out at 12 Noon at Baytree Plaza to help get our message out to the campus and the media
•    Teach all or part of your classes outside to make the valuable work of Non-Senate faculty more visible*
•    Spread the word about the Teach-Out to friends, colleagues, and students

* If your classes are M, W, F, we encourage you to hold class outdoors on Friday, May 1st (International Labor Day) instead.

for more information about this event you can contact UC-AFT field representative Allison Guevara: AGuevara.UCAFT [at]

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Community Forum – April 15th

“We will not pay for your crisis!”

Concerned about class sizes, the conditions of your labor on campus, increased tuition, the elimination of jobs, rent hikes, and poverty wages?

What: A public space to discuss, and plan action against the long running corporatization of UCSC as well as the priorities of the UC administrators during this financial crisis. The Forum intends to bring a wide range of voices together from undergraduates, campus workers, graduate students, professors/lectures, to union members in order to advance an alternative vision of a truly public university, so that we can build the foundation to challenge the UC’s logic of scarcity.

When: Wednesday, April 15, 2009 – 5pm to 7pm

Who: you, members of campus organizations, workers, community members.

Where: Conference Room D (Above the Baytree Bookstore)

Action: not only will we discuss our points of commonality at the forum, we will actively plan a Day of Action to begin to make our voices heard.

(a new UC project)
Flyers: full page 1 & quarter sheets 1

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Rent Hikes for Family Student Housing!

According to Indybay, at the March 16th meeting discussing the status of FSH:

…officials assured everyone that the rent, which is far more expensive than comparable units at other UC’s, and which has gone up 56% in the last nine years, needs to go up another 7.5%. They explained that due to the Long Range Development Plan, residents need to pay much of their rent into future housing costs, some of which would go into doubling the units at family student housing.

There will be another meeting tonight (3/30/2009) from 5:45pm to 7:30pm in the Affiliates Building at Family Student Housing.

Click here for the whole article.

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Community Forum

Although still in preliminary stages. We will be holding a “community forum” to discuss issues at the UC on April 15th. More information to come!

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Chancellor Town Hall tonight (Mon. Feb. 23rd)

Hey all,

Looks like the chancellor is having a town hall type event up at Merrill Cultural Center 7-9 PM. Should anyone have some questions, might be one place to ask.

Felicia McGinty Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs and Bill Laudusaw Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education are said to attend as well.

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