SFSUnited prepares for statewide walkout
February 18, 2010 5:18 AM
Students Faculty Staff United, an SF State-based coalition that organizes against cuts to higher education in California, conducted a SF State General Assembly meeting Feb. 17 to discuss the upcoming day of statewide action for public education.
On March 4, rallies, demonstrations and teach-ins will be held throughout California to unite supporters of public education from pre-kindergarten to the university level.
"There was a lot of frustration that it happened around finals," she said. "But I think it's important to remember that because of that, it generated buzz and a lot of great partnerships were created."
"(We hope) to have the students' voices be heard by the administration and let them know we care about our education," sophomore Amrit Dhaliwal said. "We deserve quality education at a price we can afford, emphasis on the quality."
"We're trying as a group not to alienate certain proposals," Perez said. "You don't have to be militant, you can be here to organize and take minutes. Not everyone is into the yelling, screaming, locking themselves into the Business building thing."
Some of the proposals discussed during the assembly were ultimately put to a vote, including whether students should occupy 19th and Holloway and to begin picketing at 8 a.m. on March 4, both of which passed.
"I'm passionate about working with these people because I'm passionate about education," SF State sophomore Victor Garcia said. "I don't believe schools should be excluding people and making it harder for people to better themselves through education."
SFSUnited will hold general assemblies Feb. 23 and March 3 in the Rosa Parks Conference Center from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
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