Posted 5 years ago on May 2, 2012, 3:32 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Brooklyn College students at May Day General Strike!
Another University is Possible. Today, May 2nd, students from across NYC will be joining together at the Brooklyn College Campus to take back our future from the 1%. Hundreds of students will be staging a continuation of May Day and the Free University by taking over the Quad at Brooklyn College with teach-ins, political theater, food, music, and events to show an alternative university. While subsidies, tax breaks, and corporate loopholes continue to exist allowing banks and corporations to make record profits, slashes to education have resulted in students paying more and more in CUNY while receiving less and less.
Noon, Wednesday - May 2, 2012
Brooklyn College Quad (Next to the library and Bell Tower)
12:00: Sign Making, Music, Student Loan Debt Balloons
12:30: Political Theater: Wedding of CUNY Chancellor Goldstein + Kroll Security Group
1:00: Student Speakers, Reading of Solidarity Statements from Naomi Klein, Noam Chomsky, and The Quebec Student Strike.
2: 00: Free Lunch and Free University teach-ins: David Graeber, and others! - Many from the May Day Free University
- 2,5 Train to Flatbush Ave/Brooklyn College, Walk one block West on Hillel Place
- B,Q Train to Ave H. Walk Four Blocks East on Ave H to the Campus Road (If security guards are assholes, then walk to another entrance. We will have tenure faculty at some of the entrances ensuring people get in.)
Solidarity Statement from Naomi Klein and Noam Chomsky, May 1st, 2012:
“All around the world, young people are leading resistance movements against repressive governments and repressive economic policies, from the Arab Spring, to Occupy Wall Street, to the Spanish Indignados, and countless other protest movements around the globe. It is right that young people are at the center of these movements, since it is your futures that are being stolen by austerity budgets, reckless environmental policies and discriminatory immigration laws. In Chile and Quebec, student strikes and protests have transformed into mass social movements, ones that raise profound questions about the fundamental injustices of their societies and raise real hopes for transformation. With your actions, you at Brooklyn College are joining this inspiring global uprising against a collapsing system and we are proud to stand in solidarity with you.”