“F*ck the UC: No Cops, No Firings, No Layoffs” Protest
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University of California | 1111 Franklin Street, Oakland CA 94607
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Students and workers across the UC system are joining together for an evening of collective action to celebrate the end to Janet Napolitano’s reign as the UC president, and to make our position known to new President Michael Drake.
We have three demands:
1. Reinstate and drop student discipline charges against all fired graduate students from UC Santa Cruz.
2. Keep all workers on payroll during the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite holding over $5B in reserve liquidity, UC began laying off AFSCME workers at UCSD on July 1st. We demand job security guarantees for workers and reappointment rights for lecturers. If austerity cuts are to be made, they must begin at the top!
3. The abolition of all UC police, the barring of ICE from campus, the divestment from all ICE contractors, and the protection of any UC student with an F-1 or M-1 visa from deportation.
Come on July 25th at 4 pm for a rally and march beginning at the UC Office of the President in downtown Oakland, followed by music, food, and dancing at another location. Our route will be wheelchair-accessible. ASL interpreters and Spanish translators available upon request (please message us). Please wear a mask and social distance when possible.
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