After spending a night of constructive dialogue in the Ethnic Resource Center the group of students who had retreated the the previous day left early in the morning, respectful of the space, making sure it was left how it was found.
They proceeded to march to Kerr Hall, decorating the outside with the principles of: Democracy, Representation and Accountability.
Following the decoration of Kerr Hall Alma Sifuentes(Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students) and Felicia McGinty (Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs) came out to speak with students.
After a long dialogue of the situation, it was expressed by a student that “we intend to change the relationship that the University has with us as students by participating both institutionally and autonomously. Our actions will continue to be a reminder of this commitment”.
After the demonstration was made, students concluded by taking down the signs in solidarity with workers. Students will be supporting the workers demonstration on March 16 at the Quarry Plaza 3-5.
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- 2011 Graduate Student Proposal for a Critical Race & Ethnic Studies Department at UCSC
- We Refuse to Accept That Violence Against Us Is Necessary to the Sustenance of Our Education
- Lecture: Roderick A. Ferguson: “Comparative Ethnic Studies: Retrieving, Redistributing, and Holding the Institution Under Erasure”
- CRES Community Gathering
- Upcoming Ethnic Studies Lectures at UCSC