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MARCH 4 REGIONAL EVENTS AND NATIONAL EVENTS IN DEFENSE OF PUBLIC EDUCATION
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Wednesday Feb 17th, 2010 5:59 PM
This is a partial list of California and National Events that will be taking place on March 4, 2010
MARCH 4 REGIONAL EVENTS AND NATIONAL EVENTS
List will be updated frequently as more events and details are finalized

LOS ANGELES REGIONAL MARCH/RALLY
4 pm Assemble at Pershing Square (5th & Hill) in downtown L.A. March to the Governor’s office (300 Spring St.) for 5 pm Rally. Sponsored by the Southern California Public Education Coalition (includes UTLA, CFA, CFT, CTA, CSUEU, community college groups & others). Participants from: Cal State Los Angeles, CSU Dominguez Hills, CSU Fullerton, Cal Poly Pomona, LA City College & more. Contact: Marla Edy (UTLA) 213-305-9310 or Blanca Castaneda (CFA) 626-379-7380.

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SAN FRANCISCO REGIONAL RALLY
“Rally for California’s Future”
5 pm Rally at San Francisco Civic Center Participants from: San Francisco State, CSU East Bay, California Maritime Academy.
Contact: Matthew Hardy (UESF) 415-513-3179 / mhardy [at] uesf.org or Kat General (CFA) 415-728-8927.

San Francisco Civic Center Rally
Stop All Attacks On Public Education & Public Services
1:30 PM
Teachers, Students, Public and Non-Profit Workers, Raging Grannies performing and other events
Sponsored By San Francisco March 4 Organizing Committee
Contact sfmarch4 [at] gmail.com
http://sfm4.org/

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SACRAMENTO/STATE CAPITOL REGIONAL RALLY
“Educate the State”
11 am-1 pm Rally at State Capitol, North Steps • Theater • Music • Speeches Action includes holding classes for legislators on importance of public education to California with lectern, desks, chalkboard on North Steps of Capitol. Participants from: CSU Sacramento, CSU Chico, California Maritime Academy, UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, local community colleges and K-12 schools. Sponsored by the California Faculty Association.
Contact: Kevin Wehr 916-541-2125.

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY REGIONAL MARCH/RALLY
“Unite for Public Education: Stop Layoffs, Fee Hikes, Cuts to Education & Community Services.”
3:45 pm gather at CSU Northridge Sierra Quad • 4:15 pm March • 5 pm Hands around CSUN • 5:30 pm Rally at Sierra Quad. Participants from: CSU Northridge, CSU Channel Islands (Camarillo), United Teachers of LA, Cal. Teachers Assoc, Cal. Federation of Teachers, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor & more.
Contact: Audrena Redmond, 562-900-4352.

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MARCH 4 CAMPUS EVENTS
List will be updated frequently as more events and details are finalized

CSU BAKERSFIELD — Rally for Student Access “Keeping the Doors Open.” 11:30am-1pm at the Student Union Patio (rain: Stockdale Room in Runner Café).
Contact: Jackie Teepen, 562-715-9745.

CSU CHANNEL ISLANDS — CFA members will go to the San Fernando Valley to participate in Regional Action at CSU Northridge. See regional listing above.
Contact:
John Yudelson, 805/444-3637,

CSU CHICO — Ride the Bus with “Charlie” to “Educate the State.” Campus community holds an 8 am sendoff for buses bound for 11am rally at the State Capitol. Puppet of CSU Chancellor Reed will hop on the bus. See regional listing above.
Contact: Jason Conwell, 916-761-0194 or Susan Green, 530-591-0696.

CSU DOMINGUEZ HILLS – CFA members will go to Wilson High School Long Beach and Los Angeles Regional Action. See Long Beach details below or regional action listing above.
Contact Blanca Castaneda 626-379-7380.

--ALSO: “All Aboard the Fast Track to Graduation” Students hold a fair on CSUDH East Walkway 11 am-1 pm. Games to learn about public education costs, access and quality.
Contact Dominique Mendez 213-422-7555.

CSU EAST BAY — Campus Walkout and Open Mic/Speak Out to “Defend Public Funding for Public Education” at Agora Stage at Noon; delivery of demands to campus President Qayoumi, then travel to San Francisco Civic Center for regional action at 5pm.
Contact: Maureen Loughran 510-206-1263

FRESNO STATE — “March & Rally for Public Education” starts at NW corner of Blackstone and Shaw and goes down Shaw to Fresno State where the marchers will join a rally in the Peace Garden. Start time is 10:30 am, Noon-1pm rally on campus. Event contact is Brian McNally 559-260-1679

CSU FULLERTON — CFA members will travel to Los Angeles’ Pershing Square to join the Los Angeles Education Coalition on a march to the governor’s office. Contact: Chuck Marchese 562/981-4584

HUMBOLDT STATE — “Fund Public Education” Rally in front of Humboldt County Courthouse-Eureka with CSU and K-12 faculty and students. 3-5pm. Contact: Sue Pak, 510-290-4308

CAL STATE LOS ANGELES — Students and CFA faculty will go to downtown Los Angeles Regional March & Rally (see regional event listing above). Contact Anthony Francoso (sociology faculty) 626-353-6116 or Blanca Castaneda 626-379-7380.

CSU LONG BEACH — “Unite for Education” & “Stop Clowning with Our Education” Noon–1 pm rally at South Campus, Upper Quad, Music, performers, speakers, aerial banner. • 1–2 pm Parade • 4 pm Rally with K-12 and Community college (see below) Contact: Teri Yamada, 562-229-2066

--ALSO: “Long Beach Unite for Education” rally, 4:15 pm at Wilson High School Gymnasium, 4400 E. 10th St., Long Beach. Speakers from CFA, Teachers Association of Long Beach (K-12), Long Beach City College. Music by Tom Morello, The Nightwatchman.

CALIFORNIA MARITIME ACADEMY — CFA members will head for regional actions in San Francisco (5 pm SF Civic Center) and Sacramento (11 am, State Capitol North Steps). Contact: Peter Hayes, 916-715-4306

--ALSO: “Stop the Bleeding” action, Noon in Maritime’s main quad. Street theatre, mock “Die-In.” Sponsored by CSU Employees Union and student groups.

CSU MONTEREY BAY – Walkout and Teach-In by students followed by a campus march, 11 am – 1 pm. Followed by car pools to Community Rally for Education at Colton Hall, 570 Pacific Street (between Madison & Jefferson) in Monterey at 4 pm. Contact: Kat General, 415-728-8927

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CSU NORTHRIDGE — CFA faculty plus student groups will host a regional march. 3:45-5 pm. Sierra Quad. See details in regional listing above.

CAL POLY POMONA — Send off Rally “Fight Back- No Program Eliminations- Keep the Doors Open!” 1:30-2:30 pm as students and CFA members board buses at for regional rally at Pershing Square Los Angeles. Signs, banner, speakers. Contact: Ruben 562-659-5229 or Jackie Teepen at 562-715-9475

SACRAMENTO STATE –— “Educate the State” Rally. CFA at CSU Sacramento hosts regional rally at the State Capitol, 11 am. See regional listing above for details. Contact: Kevin Wehr, 916-541-2125.

CSU SAN BERNARDINO — “March In on March 4.” March for student access to the CSU. 11:30 am March begins at Marquee entrance (NW corner of University Pkwy and Northpark Blvd). March through campus to Pfau Library for Noon rally. Music, signs, speakers. Contact: Marcia Marx, 909-263-5932

--ALSO: Advance Action Sat, Feb 20, 10 am: Coalition meeting of parents, students, school employees, and educators from CSUSB, UC Riverside and local public schools at San Gorgonio High School, 2299 Pacific Street, San Bernardino. Contact Ellen Reese 213-793-0326.

SAN DIEGO STATE — "Vent at the Tent: How is San Diego State important to you, your family, and the community?" Collect video testimonials from students, campus community. Peak time 11:30-12:30 pm next to Aztec Center. Large "scoreboard" showing the loss of students, teachers and classes at SDSU due to budget cuts. Contact: David Berman - 707-616-1387

--ALSO: Student march through campus will culminate at the “Vent at the Tent.” Currently planned for Noon. Go to “Tent” by Aztec Center by 11:30 am to connect with CFA faculty contingent.

--ALSO: Education for All Coalition rally 3 pm at Balboa Park, march to governor’s office and rally 4 pm in downtown. CFA members from SDSU will participate. More information to come.

SAN FRANCISCO STATE — CFA members will join rally at SF Civic Center 5 pm. See details in regional listing above. Contact: Kat General, 415-728-8927

SAN JOSE STATE — “Keep the Doors Open: March-In for Higher Ed” 11 am Gather at San Jose City Hall • 11:45 am March to San Jose State Tower Lawn (7th Street Plaze entrance) • Noon Speakers on keeping the CSU open for current and future students. Three "box" pyramids representing: 1) missing students (access), 2) missing faculty, 3) missing class sections. Participants will include teachers and students from K-16,and community leaders. Contact: Sue Pak, 510-290-4308

CAL POLY SAN LUIS OBISPO — “Rally in Support of Public Education” 3:30–5 pm at Office of state Senator Abel Maldonado, 1356 Marsh St., San Luis Obispo. Sponsored by: Central Coast Education Coalition (CFA, CCFT, CSUEU, APC). Contact: Chuck Marchese 562-981-4584.

CSU SAN MARCOS — “Public Funded Higher Education: Why Does it Matter?” 10:30-11:30 am Teach-in on State Budget at Academic Hall (ACD) 102, simulcast to other classrooms • Noon-1 pm Public Rally at the Kellogg Library. 500 silhouettes will be placed around campus with fact pages attached to them. Sponsors: CFA, Save CSUSM, CSUEU, ASI. Contact: Don Barrett 760-750-4161,dbarrett [at] csusm.edu

SONOMA STATE — “Fund the CSU, Fund the Future” 11:30 am Student walk out • 11:30-1:30 pm Rally near Stevenson Hall quad. Speakers. Later, student action at Salazar Hall. Contact Maureen Loughran, 510-206-1263.

CSU STANISLAUS — “Rally for Education” at the campus Quad from 11:30am – 1pm. Contact: Celeste Mitchell (209) 769-0735

OTHER EVENTS
March 4 events being put on by other organiztions
SANTEE HIGH SCHOOL, LOS ANGELES
March 4 Walk Out. ALSO: February 26 plans for sit-ins with other high schools in the LA area. Sponsored by Students Enforcing Educational Demands,(S.E.E.D) Contact: Julia Wallace LA March 4th Committee, 310-404-6729 UCLA Actions All Day 6 am - 5:30 pm • Including 11:30 am Walk Out • Noon Rally at Bruin Plaza. Learn more at ucfightsback [at] gmail.com, ucfightsback.blogspot.com &‘save ucla!’ on facebook.

UC RIVERSIDE
March & Rally • Market and University in downtown Riverside. 1 pm Meet at UCR Bell Tower • 2:30 pm March to downtown • 3:30 pm Rally at University Ave and Market St. Participants include: students and faculty from UC Riverside, Riverside Community College, and San Bernardino Valley College, community members, workers, and teachers. Contact: Lindsay Curtis,lcurt001 [at] student.ucr.edu

UC SANTA CRUZ
The March 4 Strike Committee of Santa Cruz announced likely closure of campus and traffic jams at the entrances to campus. Contact information not provided.

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
Planning protests on March 4 • nobudgetcutsuw.blogspot.com/