Archive for the ‘CSU Sacramento’ Category

CSU Sac Occupation Evicted

15 April 2011

Photo from bicyclebarricade

SACRAMENTO, California – On Wednesday, demonstrators from across the 23 campus California State University system protested the severe $500 million budget cuts. At multiple campuses students held rallies and marches, with several entering administrative buildings delivering demands or sitting in for a few hours. At CSU Sacramento, around a 1000 demonstrators rallied, and hundreds marched to the main administrative building on campus, Sacramento Hall. There around a hundred students, faculty, and staff entered the building. They’ve refused to leave until three demands have been met:

1. A moratorium on managerial raises and salaries; Funding must be focused on instruction and student services.

2. Publicly support AB 1326. The oil extraction fee for higher ed bill.

3. Publicly support SB 8. The transparency bill.

Since Wednesday, the occupiers have met with the President of their campus to deliver and discuss the demands. As of Friday afternoon, the occupiers have announced their plans to stay the weekend. Read their blog; follow them on twitter.

UPDATE:

15 April 2011

-The doors have been locked to the building, but demonstrators are “allowed to leave”. The admin are saying that they are concerned for the health and safety of the occupiers, stating further that the air is unsafe and the conditions are unsanitary.

8:50pm: Short video.

9:00pm: Police at the doors of the building will not allow anyone to enter the building. Nor will they allow supplies, including food!

16 April 2011

3:24am: Police in riot gear enter through the rear portion of the building while occupiers asleep. They were given 5 minutes to leave. No occupiers were arrested

7:45am: Read the press release here.

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Sit-ins and Rallies across multiple CSU campuses

13 April 2011

CALIFORNIA – Students and faculty at around 4 California State University campuses held sit-ins today in administration buildings. Sit-ins and marches to administrative offices took place at: CSU Fresno, Monterey, Sacramento, East Bay, Long Beach, Pomona, Northridge, San Francisco State University, and San Jose State University. Rallies, marches and teach-ins were scheduled at all 23 CSU campuses today as a part of a day of action. AP estimates more than 10,000 participated.

CSU East Bay - 4th floor admin building.

According to AP, around 1000 students and faculty at CSU Sacramento marched from the library quad to an administrative building to deliver a set of petitions, and around 100 demonstrators staged a sit-in demanding the resignation of the CSU Chancellor. Around 800 demonstrators at CSU Long Beach marched to the student services administrative building, but the building was already shut down. These actions take place in the face of the $500 million budget cut to the CSU system (out of a total of $1.4 billion in cuts to CA higher education).

UPDATE:

Inside CSU Sacramentos administrative building around 10pm

7:30pm: Reportedly, Sac state students inside their administrative building are staying overnight.

14 April 2011

7:00am: Doors to the admin building are scheduled to be opened. As of a few minutes ago the folks sitting-in are still there. TV news and other press are already present.

~10:00am: Some classes are being held in the occupied space of the administration building.

-Around 35 students decide to continue a second night. Three demands have been made and posted upon their new blog.

15 April 2011

~ 3:00pm: Students are still occupying the main administration building at Sac State. There are plans to stay the night and the occupiers will be releasing a statement soon.

~6:00pm: Occupiers are staying the weekend. More here.

6:15pm: The admin are saying that they are concerned for the health and safety of the occupiers, stating further that the air is unsafe and the conditions are unsanitary. The doors appear to be open now, but its unclear for how long. They are letting people out, but not in.

-See BicycleBarricade for photos.