Save Student Activities and Democracy at CUNY

Start: Monday, March 12, 2018 4:30 PM

Democracy is under attack at CUNY.

On Monday March 12th the Board of trustees will consider changes to the student activity fee that would drastically restrict the way that the fee can be used on all CUNY campuses, eliminating vital services and programs and ultimately silencing the student voice!

At the same meeting the Board will be considering a hike in tuition fees for a number of masters programs, further closing the door to postgraduate study for low-income students and communities of color.

This timing is not a coincidence. In a year when Cuomo is proposing an austerity budget the Board of Trustees will claim they have no choice but to implement cuts to an already starved CUNY system.

The attack on the student activity fee is an attempt to silence opposition, and we won’t stand for it. Join us on March 12th for a rally to demand that the Board of Trustees keep the student activity fee under student control! Click here to RSVP

But this attack also reveals something, Cuomo and his Board of Trustees are scared. They are scared of what will happen when students, workers and communities unite to defend public higher education. On Monday, March 12th we have an opportunity to show them what that looks like.

We Demand fully funded CUNY that includes:

  • A student activity fee under democratic student control

  • No tuition hikes and a return to free tuition

  • 7K per course compensation for adjuncts

Whether you are a student, staff member or Community member join us to stand up for student democracy on Monday, March 12th:

Rally: 3:30 pm Bedford Avenue Entrance to Brooklyn College, north side of Bedford avenue (on sidewalk outside gate, Library side)

Then March to the Hearing: 4:30 at the Gold Room in the Student Center 2705 Campus Road (at Amersfort Place) Brooklyn, New York 11210.

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