From UC to UPR: Defend Your Right to a Public University Education

2 03 2011

TEACH-OUT/PROTEST – MARCH 11, 2011 @ UC SAN DIEGO, to:

END: Tuition Hikes and the Criminalization of Student Protesters, and

DEFEND: Accessible Public Postsecondary Education for All

  • 12:00 pm: Meet in front of the Silent Tree (Geisel)
  • 12:15 pm: March to campus center.
  • 12:30-1:30 pm: Teach-out in front of the Triton Steps

Public governments are continuing to cut funds from our public universities while, while drastically increasing student tuition. This year, the CA government is cutting $500 million from the UC budget, opening the door for more fee increases in the near future. At the other end of the US empire, in the island-colony of Puerto Rico, students have been striking for nearly three months to protest the PR government’s cutting of 200 million dollars from the university’s budget, and an imposition of a 50% tuition increase.

On March 11, we will stand together in solidarity – join us and 30+ cities/campuses around the world to denounce the attempted dismantling of our public universities. From UC to UPR, let’s show our politicians and university administrators that the students, united across borders and state lines, will not allow them to take away each person’s right to an affordable, quality education.

For More Information Email: <uprucsd@gmail.com>, or consult the following HuffPost articles about the UPR strike HERE, HERE, and HERE.

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