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Occupy the UCLA Admissions Office June 1st!

Occupy the UCLA Admissions Office June 1st!

Double Underrepresented Minority Enrollment at the University of California! BUILD THE LEADERSHIP OF THE NEW INDEPENDENT INTEGRATED YOUTH-LED CIVIL AND IMMIGRANT RIGHTS MOVEMENT ORGANIZE AND LEAD MASS-MILITANT ACTIONS TO WIN OUR DEMANDS. 3:00pm at Murphy hall outside main entrance We demand: Save Dr. King’s Dream for America in California Save the Promise of Equality Embodied [...]

May 28, 2012 BAMN Affirmative Action, Dream Act, Featured, Public Education, Social Justice Comments Off on Occupy the UCLA Admissions Office June 1st!

Speech by Hannah Albaseer at UC-Berkeley Admissions Office Occupation

Speech by Hannah Albaseer at UC-Berkeley Admissions Office Occupation

Hi, my name is Hannah Albaseer and I was one of many of the minorities that applied to UC Berkeley and was denied. One of the greatest basketball players once said, “I can accept failure–everyone fails. But I won’t accept not trying.” And turning my back with my head hung over the denied letter from UC Berkeley [...]

May 22, 2012 Ronald Cruz Affirmative Action, Featured, Occupy Movement, Public Education Comments Off on Speech by Hannah Albaseer at UC-Berkeley Admissions Office Occupation

Occupation BEGINS of UC-Berkeley’s admissions office to double underrepresented minority enrollment

Occupation BEGINS of UC-Berkeley’s admissions office to double underrepresented minority enrollment

Thirty people, including black, Latina/o and other underrepresented minority students who were rejected admission to UC-Berkeley and UCLA, began occupying UC-Berkeley’s undergraduate admissions office (in Sproul Hall) at 3:30pm today (Friday, May 11). They are committed to staying until there is a concrete change in UC-Berkeley’s admissions policy now, which admits dramatically low numbers of [...]

May 11, 2012 Ronald Cruz Affirmative Action, Featured, Immigrants Rights, Occupy Movement, Public Education 2

Victory! Maybury Elementary School & Its Bilingual Ed Program Saved!

Victory! Maybury Elementary School & Its Bilingual Ed Program Saved!

The power of the April 25th student walkouts from Southwestern and Western High Schools have FORCED DPS Emergency Manager Roy Roberts to back off on the closing of Maybury, an elementary school in Southwest Detroit that has a unique and essential bilingual educational program. Despite Roberts’ past assertions that the DPS school closings were “non-negotiable,” [...]

May 11, 2012 BAMN Featured, Public Education, Stop School Closings Comments Off on Victory! Maybury Elementary School & Its Bilingual Ed Program Saved!

CITY WIDE WALKOUT TO STOP ALL DPS SCHOOL CLOSINGS: MAY 16TH 10:55AM!!!

CITY WIDE WALKOUT TO STOP ALL DPS SCHOOL CLOSINGS: MAY 16TH 10:55AM!!!

On April 25, at 10:55am, the brave students of Southwestern High School, ignoring the opposition and threats from their principle, teachers and parents, burst through the doors of the school, walked out and marched through southwest Detroit to neighboring Western High School to keep their school open. They were joined by almost 200 students from [...]

May 11, 2012 BAMN Featured, Public Education, Stop School Closings Comments Off on CITY WIDE WALKOUT TO STOP ALL DPS SCHOOL CLOSINGS: MAY 16TH 10:55AM!!!

VICTORY THROUGH DIRECT MASS ACTION — LINCOLN LIBRARY REOPENS

VICTORY THROUGH DIRECT MASS ACTION — LINCOLN LIBRARY REOPENS

The Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration and Immigrant Rights and Fight for Equality By Any Means Necessary (BAMN) and the Friends of the Monteith Library celebrate our victory and announce to the community that the Lincoln Library has reopened. When the Library Commission closed four library branches last December 22, BAMN led an occupation [...]

April 25, 2012 BAMN Featured, Public Education Comments Off on VICTORY THROUGH DIRECT MASS ACTION — LINCOLN LIBRARY REOPENS