Friday, April 27, 2007

Join Immigrant Workers and Students for May Day 2007 ; SF State Students Walkout 4/26 to Oppose Fee Hikes and Cuts to EOP

Photos by Dani Lowther
SF State Students walked out of class in huge numbers Thursday 4/26 to protest lack of student voice and power in the recent Fee Hikes approved by the CSU Board of Trustees.
Thousands of students at SF State and throughout the CSU system showed solidarity with faculty members like me in the California Faculty Association and played a key role in helping us achieve a fair settlement. CFA faculty also joined students in protest of the huge proposed cuts to EOP and the recent fee hikes.
Student Organizer and Associated Students Leader Asella Blood [left] and other leaders made class presentations and went from classroom to classroom to build support. Many of my students like Ed Jr. Arimboanga [right] walked out and helped organize the protests.
Other CSU campuses are planning rolling walkouts as well. Students and immigrant rights groups are planning high school and college walkouts for May Day - Tuesday, May 1st in San Francisco and in areas throughout the country as well. Click here for more info on the May 1st walkouts. SF's Revolution Youth are coordinating student walkouts - See list below for local SF Bay Area actions -

May 1st International Day of the Worker - May 1st marches across the Bay Area
Oakland - 10:00 am gather at the Fruitvale BART station and march to the federal buildingin downtown Oakland. For more information, Claudia Reyes

San Francisco - 12:00 pm people will be gathering at Dolores Street Park (Dolores Street & 18th) and start marching to Civic Center Plaza at 1:00 pm.

Berkeley - Gather at 11 am in Sproul Plaza for a danza blessing At 12:00 PM in Upper Sproul there will be a program with speakers and march to Berkeley City Hall At 1:00 PM from City Hall people will either meet up with the rally at Oakland or in San Francisco.For more information Ruben Cabrera, 510 388 0173 or

Martinez - March and vigil begins at the Martinez Marina on Court Street at 5:30 pm at ends at the Contra Costa Court House. The event is sponsored by CCISCO: Contra Costa Interfaith Supporting Community Organization. Organizers ask that participants dress in white and bring American flags. For more information, 925-313-0206.

San Jose - MARCH with Youth, Students, Artists Gather at 4:00 PM by Shakeys/Mi Pueblo Shopping Center/Story & King Rd). Asking people to wear a white shirt and a brown arm band for solidarity/ Use una camisa blanca y una banda café en su brazo. For more information: maiz_mex@hotmail.com408.250.9245,

Santa Rosa - Gather at 11:00 am at the old Albertsons Shopping Center - 665 Sebastopol Road. There will be some entertainment, speakers and immigration attorneys. Please wear a white shirt. For more information, 707-206-6889. In Mountain ViewGather at 5:00 pm at 1880 California Street. March to the Civic Plaza where there will be a rally. For more information, Maria Marroquin (650-291-1021) or Gail Sredanovic (650-521-6956).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i think that it was something good that the students protested and i think that this shows how much they love their parents and how much they care for them. what i do think was bad was that most students walked out without even knowing what they were protesting for, most just did it to get out of school. i agree with it but, at the same time i don't...!!!