On November 9th, students at UC Berkeley (along with students, teachers, and workers throughout CA public higher education) protested. At Berkeley, students set up a tent encampment, only to be dismantled by police several times. Demonstrators were beaten by police, leading to several injuries and a hospitalization of at least one graduate student. In response, UC Berkeley students called for a public higher education-wide strike, or day of action in solidarity for Tuesday, November 15th.
The following groups have endorsed the November 15th higher education strike:
UC Berkeley Faculty Association
UCSF Faculty Association
UC Davis Faculty Association
UC San Diego Faculty Association
The UC Council of Faculty Associations
AFSCME 3299 – UC patient care and service employees
Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment
California Nurses Association
Communities for a New California
UAW 2865 – UC student employees
UAW 4123 – CSU student employees
UC-AFT – UC lecturers and librarians
Below is the working schedule of events for UCB:
8am-5pm: All day open university activities (teach-outs, workshops, public readings, installations, etc.) at Sproul Plaza and surrounding areas.
Noon: Mass convergence at Sproul Hall and formal inauguration of day-long open university.
Noon – 2pm: Teach-outs in Sproul Plaza.
2pm: Rally against police violence and other, related forms of violence, including dispossession, privatization, and debt.
2:30pm: March to Berkeley High and Berkeley City College.
5pm: General Assembly at Sproul Plaza.
After the GA: reestablishment of Occupy Cal encampment.
[as of Sunday, November 13]