[COMM-ORG] student organizing at Cal State Sacramento

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 student sit in at Cal State Sac
From: Clare Weber <cweber at csudh.edu>

On April 13th, students and faculty held day long actions and protests
at all the CSU's and students at Cal State Sacramento are still
occupying the Administration Building. There are some links below to get
more information and to support them!

In solidarity, Clare


SACRAMENTO—Students who are in the third day of a sit-in at Sacramento
Hall, the administration building at CSU Sacramento, plan to hold a

>> >> News conference at 4 pm at the sit-in site - Sacramento Hall, CSU
The students indicate they will conduct a "cleaning ceremony" at the
time of the news conference to maintain the location. Despite concerns
expressed by campus president Alexander Gonzalez' spokespersons,
observers on the scene say students are maintaining a peaceful, clean
and nonviolent atmosphere, with no destruction of property.

Students say they also will discuss their communications with the campus
president over their demands.

>> >> The students inside Sacramento Hall have created a blog at
>> >> They also are posting to Twitter at #apr13 #CSU
>> >> For more information, the media may call Amanda Mooers at
714-686-8828 or Vanessa Rojas at 661-302-2331.
>> >> Amanda is one of the students inside the building. Vanessa is a
spokesperson for Students for Quality Education who is in touch with the
Students from other public campuses arrived today at Sacramento Hall.
They came from San Francisco State U., UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz, San Jose
State U, and possibly others. A display at the site shows campuses in
California, other states and other nations from which messages of
support have come. (Photos of the display were sent to the CFA
Sacramento Chapter web page at

The occupation began Wednesday during protests on the 23 California
State University campuses. Protestors want to preserve policies that
ensure students get a quality education while faculty and other CSU
employees are able to bargain fair contracts with the university management.

One of the students' specific demands at the sit-in are for campus
president Gonzalez to endorse passage of SB 8, to bring greater
transparency to CSU auxiliary finances and AB 1326, for an oil
extraction fee to help fund public higher education. The students also
want a moratorium on new perks and compensation for CSU executives.

Clare Weber, PhD
Chair, Department of Sociology
Chair, International Committee of Sociologists for Women in Society
Member, Editorial Collective of Latin American Perspectives
California Faculty Association Dominguez Hills Chapter Vice President
California State University Dominguez Hills
1000 E. Victoria St.
Carson, CA 90747
SBS G-315

Educators for Immigrant Rights, http://www.chirla.org

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