For our statement of demands, click HERE or go to the “About our coalition” link above.
Welcome to our blog. The UC San Diego Coalition for Educational Justice is an organization comprised of students, workers, staff members, and faculty who have joined in a struggle to transform the University of California into a truly democratic and transparent institution accessible to ALL Californians.
We use this blog to share news about some of the organizing we and other people are doing at UCSD around issues of budget cuts to the university, privatization, layoffs, etc.
If you are one of our members and missed a meeting, above you will see a link that says minutes. Click there to see notes on what you missed.
Also, if you are a member of the coalition and would like to post stories to this blog, drop us an email and we’ll add you as an author.
We intend to use this site not only as a source of information but also as a public forum, so we want you all to know that we welcome comments on any of our posts.
Thank you for visiting us. We hope that after reading what you see here, you will join us in stopping the privatization and corporatization of our public universities. This is a big struggle involving many powerful people and institutions who are all trying to fundamentally change the nature of public higher education. Their objective is to turn our universities and colleges –which were designed to be public trusts according to the California Master Plan–into semiprivate, money making institutions that will cater to priviledged students from all over the country. We can stop them from doing this but only if we all committ to doing this together.
So come join us in our struggle!!!
Start by forwarding this blog to all your friends and colleagues and by coming to our meetings.
We meet every Tuesday at 5pm at the Cross Cultural Center (library room), 2nd Floor, Price Center East (next to The Loft).
Last thing: stay tuned for details about future actions. The more people attend these, the louder our voice will be.
(PHOTO CREDIT: top banner photo by Jorge Narváez, UCSD ’10).