NEXT STOP -- SACRAMENTO MARCH 5 -- march from SF......marching 99 miles!
MUSIC FOR THE NEW ACTIVIST AGE
The day’s protest in support of public education began with small campus demonstrations and culminated in a march through Oakland. Over the course of the day, demonstrators marched down Telegraph Avenue, rallied at Frank Ogawa Plaza and protested in front of the UC Office of the President, among other actions. Later in the day, a small group began a journey to Sacramento in advance of the upcoming March 5 protest there. By 8:30 a.m., protesters had wrapped caution tape around the perimeter of California Hall — which houses Chancellor Robert Birgeneau’s office — and about 20 protesters gathered outside the building in the rain. Protesters then shifted their attention to Sproul Plaza, where they convened in small groups and prepared for a noon rally. from Daily Californian
DAY OF ACTION PORTAL --- MUCH MORE HERE.
speech by SFSU student at City Hall Rally
Alex Schmaus, a student in City College of San Francisco and a participant in "Occupy CCSF," told the crowd that he had accumulated $27,000 in debt as a student at SFSU but didn't earn a degree, and now collection agencies were threatening to garnish his paychecks.
Schmaus drew connections between the campaign for better funding for higher education and some of the larger goals of the Occupy movement, including more access to housing and sending less people to prisons. Students from Mission High School in San Francisco were also invited onto the stage to speak, wondering what opportunities would be available if they were priced out of being able to attend college, and how they could give back to the world without access to an education."The way things are going we're going to have only private universities, we're not going to have public universities," Terence Yancey, 26, a philosophy major at San Francisco State University told the crowd. from SF Appeal
Amy Goodman (38 minute report) on Chicago and NYC Education Protests