#MillionStudentMarch UC San Diego (11/12 Action)

11/12/2015 12:00 pm
author: 
anonymous

THIS IS FOR A SPECIFIC ACTION TO BE TAKEN ON NOVEMBER 12, DETAILS FORTHCOMING.

The #MillionStudentMarch demands three key things:
1 - Tuition-free public college
2 - Cancellation of all student debt
3 - $15/hr campus-wide minimum wage at every college in the country

None of these has happened. Even the $15/hr wage announced by President Napolitano doesn't cover any student jobs under 20 hours a week.

Chancellor Pradeep Khosla lives on seven acres in La Jolla Hills, in a mansion that just finished a $10 million renovation. He's part of a senior administrative elite that has risen more than 200% since 1992, while the number of students at UCSD has only increased by 76%.

The UC is a public university system under attack by predatory lenders, ignorant corporate leadership, and the forces of capitalism that oppress students and promote inequality of race, gender, orientation, and immigration status.

Let's show we're mad as hell, and can't take it no more. if your student org wishes to sponsor and help plan, please message organizers at SFTatUCSD@gmail.com.

Sponsored locally by 15 Now San Diego, Socialist Alternative at UCSD, and Students for Free Tuition (SFT).

The United States is the richest country in the world, yet students have to take on crippling debt in order to get a college education. We need change, and change starts in the streets when the people demand it.

Over 40 million Americans share a total of $1.2 trillion in student debt and over half of that is held by the poorest 25 percent of Americans. While top administrators take home six and seven figure salaries, campus workers are paid poverty wages.

#MillionStudentMarch #MSM #ScrapTheDebt #TuitionFree #CancelTheDebt #15Now #fightfor15 #studentmovement

An initiative of students across the country and various organizations including but not limited to: College Students for Bernie, Occupy Wall St., Socialist Alternative, 15 Now, The People For Bernie Sanders 2016, and more!

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This protest will not just be a 12-1PM rally like the usual, but will have actions spread throughout the 12th to accommodate people of all schedules.

Working groups are going to be formed in the next few weeks, trying to make sure everyone is included no matter what type and intensity of protest you prefer or are comfortable with.

If you are with a SAAC member group or any other group that would like to participate, please email SFTatUCSD@gmail.com. Students for Free Tuition will mostly be creating a structure for this protest to maximize its effectiveness. The actual decisions about strategy and tactics will be left to campus groups and working groups of groups and individuals.

Thanks to you all. If we get just 5% of UCSD students to participate, that's almost 1,600 people!

Event Location: 
UC San Diego 9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, California 92093