Fuck the Corporate Media; Guerilla Screening at Tent University Santa Cruz

As the University of California Administration engages in a public relations campaign of lies, Santa Cruz Indymedia’s open-publishing newswire is being utilized by UCSC students, staff, faculty and members of the community to expose the truth about the events that took place on Monday evening (4/18/05) at Tent University Santa Cruz (TUSC) and some of the many reasons for organizing TUSC in the first place.

On April 20, at about 8:15pm, Tent University Santa Cruz participants came to a decision at the base of the UCSC campus that all but a dozen TUSCers would spend the night in the Quarry Amphitheater, a beautiful outdoor venue at UCSC, and have a meeting to discuss their platform of demands for the UC Administration.

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Multimedia for Youth

Projects by Bradley’s Multimedia for Youth Students

Cesar E. Chavez School for Social Change

When we are really honest with ourselves we must admit that our lives are all that really belong to us. So it is how we use our lives that determines what kind of people we are. It is my deepest belief that only by giving our lives do we find life. I am convinced that the truest act of courage…is to sacrifice ourselves for others in a totally non-violent struggle for justice.
– Cesar Chavez

The Cesar E. Chavez School for Social Change is an alternative high school made possible by the collaboration between the Santa Cruz chapter of Barrios Unidos and the County Office of Education. Its purpose is to educate, train and develop youth leaders. The school targets youth that can take advantage of a broad-based educational approach that combines a core academic curriculum and a leadership development program. The Cesar E. Chavez School for Social Change is committed to the principle of empowering youth to become positive, successful young adults.

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Wednesday afternoon at Tent University Santa Cruz

On Wednesday, April 20, 2005, there were workshops and presentations at Tent University Santa Cruz. I came late to a presentation about the exploitation of workers in maquiladoras (sweatshop factories) and the way that workers are organizing to form networks of resistance and awareness. Strategies were discussed for pressuring the UC and other institutions into making socially-responsible purchases.

Lunch was really great. We had veggie patties, hummus, mixed salad, cabbage and a mixture of peanut butter and banana. Both meals I eat at TUSC were very healthy and delicious. I wish I had a community like that to eat with more often! After lunch, I learned a little bit about Mountain Justice Summer which is taking place in the Appalachia mountains.

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Students and Workers take Action in Defense of Education

On April 20, 2005, about 150 people marched from the base of the UCSC campus to the Santa Cruz County Building in downtown Santa Cruz. Once at the County Building, there was a rally with elementary students and parents from Watsonville, students from Santa Cruz High School, UCSC students and supportive members of the Santa Cruz community.

After the rally the County Building, people decided to take their messages to the corners of Ocean and Water Streets.

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Tent University Santa Cruz

On Monday April 18, around 150 hundred people, most of whom are currently enrolled as undergrads at UCSC, marched from UCSC’s Baytree Plaza down to the base of campus. Several large puppets decided to join the march as well. Meanwhile at the base of campus, other folks were busy creating a large steel structure to provide a respite from the hot sun.

Once we reached the base of campus, several TUSC organizers stood on a wooden platform and explained a little bit about the organizing that went into TUSC. Dan from AFSCME spoke in support of TUSC, Students Against War (SAW) and Student Worker Coalition for Justice.

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