Rally @ UC Irvine on March 2nd, Day of Action will be held at the Flagpoles:
This is a tentative announcement concerning the rally in support of public education and student activism. It is a part of actions around the state to both fight the cuts to public education, and the administration’s continuing effort to privatize the university. Last year, there was an extraordinary effort to fight against the racism and exploitation occurring within the UC system. Those actions and protests had a serious impact on the decisions made by the administration, but the serious problems tied to the structural racism, lack of transparency, and lack of democratic forms of accountability remain. Additionally, the university and state have responded to the rise in student activism, by criminalizing the activists, and we are also calling this event to protest the charges placed by the Orange County DA against political protest. We need to continue the fight for a genuinely public university that is accessible to all and responds to the needs and desires of all its members. More details to follow. Please pass this onto other folks.