CSU Sit-ins and Occupation!

We just received word that students from 12 CSU campuses are having sit-ins and occupations throughout the state of California. This is including an occupation by faculty and students in Sacramento. They are all demanding the resignation of the Cal State chancellor, Charles B. Reed.

We are really excited to hear of this news and send our support and solidarity to all students and faculty throughout CSU for this action!

This posting will be updated as we learn more information from CSU students. You can also refer twitter where there are live updates using #Apr13 hashtag

Update: April 15, 2011

Yesterday at 3:30am the three day occupation ended with the interference of riot police. No injuries were reported. Lets take this time to remind the police that they DO have a choice when it comes to supporting the people. They had a choice to hear the students and understand how students are fighting for an education system that not only helps people today, but will also help the future of California. These students are by no means criminals and are doing exactly what they have been taught. We know the police have a choice because we saw an example recently in Wisconsin when the Madison police force joined the state capital occupation in solidarity with protestors. This happened on the same day Gov. Walker order the police force to evict the occupiers from the state capital.

THANK YOU, students at Sac State for leading by example and we hope that more California students will stand up and not allow the continued defunding and privatization of our education system.

Below is a link to their blog.

http://sacstatesqe.wordpress.com/2011/04/16/riot-police/

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This blog is maintained by students throughout UCSC. We recognize that students have been working around Ethnic Studies for multiple decades and at many levels of the university. We claim no ownership over any movement or material that is produced. We ask that any materiel used from the blog is cited and used for only educational purposes. Most importantly that it is done with honor and respect for the many people who worked in the struggle for Ethnic Studies. We would also like to point out that the name Critical Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES) was created to acknowledge the intellectual development of Ethnic Studies since the beginning of this struggle. The name came from countless meetings and hours with many different undergrads, graduate students, and faculty.
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