Thursday, December 4, 2014

'We Are Not A-Loan' March at UC Santa Cruz

On November 24, students at UC Santa Cruz held a campus-wide march to oppose the tuition increases passed recently by the University of California Regents. An energetic group marched through dining halls and classrooms chanting "Whose University? Our University!" The march started and ended at Humanities 2, where students had just begun day five of the occupation of that building that began shortly after the UC Regents vote.

An event announcement for the march read:

"We invite all current students, alumni, aspiring students, and community members to march and rally in solidarity with the fight for justice and affordable education for all.

"The UC Regents are unelected and undemocratic; they control our lives, and control the future of Santa Cruz. Come out and share your stories and concerns-- let's unite against this tyranny and reclaim ownership of our education. Tuition has more than doubled in the last decade, and it's time we draw a line in the sand and show that we're not going to stand for it."

Passing the Porter Squiggle during the 'We Are Not A-Loan' march.

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