On November 15th, hundreds of people rallied in Santa Cruz to protest the passage of California’s Proposition 8. The rally, which began at the Santa Cruz County Courthouse and ended at the Clock Tower, was part of nation and worldwide events against the passage of California’s Proposition 8 and other anti-gay legislation in the November U.S. elections.
On November 7, 2007, people took to the redwoods at the site of the proposed Biomedical Sciences building to show their opposition to destroying 120 acres of upper campus and having an additional 4,500 students taking from Santa Cruz’s limited resources.
On November 7, 2008, about 75 people turned out on Science Hill, the site scheduled for construction of a Biomedical Sciences Facility, to celebrate the one year anniversary of the UCSC Science Hill Tree Sit. The festivities featured speakers, spoken word, and musical performances, as well as laughter, storytelling and conversation. People also marked the occasion by sharing memories of November 7th, 2007, the day that hundreds of courageous students, staff, faculty, and community members withstood the violence of the police in order to support the tree sit.