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BAMN Occupies UCLA Admissions Office to Double Underrepresented Minority Enrollment

BAMN Occupies UCLA Admissions Office to Double Underrepresented Minority Enrollment

(See the FLYER for the Campaign to Double Underrepresented Minority Enrollment in UC) 10:30PM – Throughout the evening, protesters chanted at the UCLA police station “Let them go!” and “No segregation in UC, Our people must go free!” The mood was festive, and passersby expressed support and took flyers. The last arrestee was released at [...]

June 1, 2012 Ronald Cruz Affirmative Action, Featured, Immigrants Rights, Occupy Movement, Public Education 1

Open Letter from BAMN Union Organizer re Kaiser Contract Vote

Open Letter from BAMN Union Organizer re Kaiser Contract Vote

THE FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE IN AMERICA IS IN OUR HANDS! MAKE A STAND FOR QUALITY UNION JOBS FOR OURSELVES, OUR CHILDREN AND OUR COMMUNITIES! WE CAN WIN MORE – LET’S SET OUR SIGHTS HIGHER! SEND THE BARGAINING TEAM BACK TO THE TABLE – VOTE NO ON THE TENTATIVE AGREEMENT! ATTENTION ALL SEIU-UHW, UNAC and other [...]

May 30, 2012 BAMN Featured, Labor Movement, Social Justice Comments Off on Open Letter from BAMN Union Organizer re Kaiser Contract Vote

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!