Saturday, December 10, 2011

Occupy Education NorCal Organizing Meeting: Sat. Dec. 10  @ 12 pm - Berkeley
We invite you to a Northern California Organizing Meeting of the Education wing of the Occupy movement. We are inviting the different Occupy Assemblies (campuses and cities) and all the education sector unions and student organizations that want to get involved in building a statewide movement to defend public education and counter the ongoing austerity and privatization policies and other attacks, to participate and discuss together the next steps of the movement.
We will discuss, among other proposals, the Open Letter voted at the Nov 15th Occupy Cal General Assembly with thousands of students and workers, and will decide together next days for statewide actions in the Spring. There will also be the ability to call in to the meeting.
The meeting will be held on Saturday December 10th at the office of the UAW Local 2865 (2070 Allston Way, suite #205, UC Berkeley, next to Downtown Berkeley BART), and will start at 12 pm.
Endorsed by Occupy Cal Open Letter Committee, Public Education Coalition (UC Berkeley),    Occupy SFSU
For more information, or to endorse the meeting, contact
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Open Letter to the State Government, UC Regents, CSU Trustees, and All Education Administrators
To sign, go to: []
(This Open Letter was first adopted by the Nov. 15 General Assembly of Occupy Cal, the largest GA in the history of the U.S. Occupy movement, with more than 5,000 students, faculty, and campus workers. For more information, contact
Quality public education is a basic human right, not a privilege. We call on you to publicly declare your support for the following:
1) Stop cuts to public education. Reverse the fee hikes, layoffs, and cuts in all levels of public education to at least their 2009 levels.
2) Refund education and public services by taxing the rich and the corporations.
3) Fully implement affirmative action to stop the re-segregation of public education. Overturn Proposition 209.
4) Respect free speech and free assembly. No use of force against protesters on school sites.
If you fail to issue such a statement, and if you fail to take concrete actions in this direction, we will begin a wave of actions, up to and including strikes by some groups that are part of our movement, beginning on February 1, 2012 to ensure that our demands are met.
We call on all California students, teachers, workers, and their organizations to sign this Open Letter and to organize and mobilize around it at their sites and in their communities.

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