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April 22, 2009

2009.04.22: FYI: 2 p.m. Today — CCNY Walkout v. Budget Cuts/Tuition Hikes

Filed under: Labor Solidarity — nyclaw01 @ 11:37 am

From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Wednesday, April 22, 2009 11:37 AM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: FYI: 2 p.m. Today — CCNY Walkout v. Budget Cuts/Tuition Hikes


SAVE City College of New York!

Join students in opposing imminent budget cuts and up to $1,200-a-year tuition increases at CCNY.  At a time of the unraveling economic crisis, students are advocating that education needs to be funded more, not significantly gutted. In response, students, faculty, and community labor have joined forces to say that cuts on anyone is a detriment to everyone. Striking workers from Stella D’Oro, as well as students from around CUNY and other NYC schools, will be showing support in our struggle to save an affordable CCNY. Let’s get together for these upcoming events and show that students and the city united can win educational rights!
Rain or Shine!

2pm: students and faculty walk out of classes and immediately converge with NYC students and labor outside in (NAC) North Academic Center’s Plaza (138th and Convent Ave)

3pm: everyone marches over to the CCNY Administration Building across the street to present the Walk-Out’s demands and continue the rally

4pm: participants take the 1 train together at 137th/Broadway up to 237th st. to join the Stella D’Oro picket line.

Please also see an article entitled “Why I’m Walking Out of Class” for more info about the history of CCNY and the call for students to walk out on the 22nd!

-Conor Tomás Reed, one of the Walk-Out participants

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