On Monday, May 2 students across the state will speak out to reclaim the CSU! We demand that the CSU administration stop privatizing our education. Stop hiking student fees and using our money to hire more and more highly paid administrators instead of investing in our learning. Stop de-funding ethnic, gender, and sexuality studies. Stop ignoring student voices asking where our money is going. We are part of a larger movement of students nationwide calling for a system of free higher education, and we want you to join us on May 2! See below for a list of events, and find more information in our news release and media advisory.
Chico, CA: Monday, May 2 at 12pm PST @ Chico State, Trinity Commons
Chico students are planning a “funeral service for the California Master Plan,” where they will share their experiences with attacks on public higher education and have a die-in to demonstrate the urgency of the high cost of a CSU education. Fact painting will be 12-1pm at Trinity Commons, and the funeral service will be 1-2pm in front of Kendall Hall.
San Francisco, CA: Monday, May 2 at 12pmPST @ San Francisco State, Malcolm X Plaza
SFSU students will have a “State of Emergency” May Day action to defend public higher education. They will be rallying and marching to oppose not only tuition hikes, but also the attack on SFSU’s College of Ethnic Studies, and the intersecting issues of workers’ rights, immigrant rights, gentrification, and policy brutality.
Turlock, CA: Monday, May 2 at 11:30am PST
CSU Stanislaus, Faculty Development Center
SQE students at CSU Stanislaus will join the statewide “Reclaim the CSU” Day of Action with a rally and march throughout campus, in opposition to the tuition increases proposed in the sustainability model.
San Luis Obispo, CA: Monday, May 2 at 12pm @ Cal Poly SLO, Administration Building
Cal Poly SLO students will be holding a “Funeral Service for the CSU,” to fight the privatization of the CSU proposed in the sustainability model, as well as the CSU system’s disinvestment in ethnic, gender and sexuality studies.
Los Angeles, CA: Monday, May 2 at 2:30pm @ CSU Los Angeles, King Hall
Students from a number of Southern California CSU campuses will be coming to CSULA for a “Reclaim the CSU” rally and march focused on opposing the Board of Trustees’ proposed “sustainability model” and taking back the students’ power to shape the People’s University.
Fresno, CA: Monday, May 2 at 12pm @ Fresno State, Free Speech Area/Activities Plaza
SQE at Fresno State will be holding a “funeral service” and procession, mourning the death of free higher education and the focus on hiring high-paid administrators instead of prioritizing student learning. They will march throughout campus, beginning at the Free Speech Area.