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March 4th Strike and Day of Action to Defend Public Education Events for the Bay Area
by Jonah Minkoff-Zern
Sunday Feb 21st, 2010 7:47 PM
Here are a few listings of events being planned in the Bay Area and Sacramento for the Nationwide Strike and Day of Action to Defend Public Education. I am still looking for a UC Berkeley schedule and some flyers to forward. Please pass along any information that you might have and I'll send out another message later this week. http://www.defendeducation.org/. The major rally will be occurring at 5PM at the San Francisco Civic Center. However, events will be ocuring throughout the Bay Area for the entire day.

1. San Francisco and Bay Area Events

2. Sacramento Regional Rally

3. Oakland Education Association Events

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March 4th San Francisco Bay Area events

1. Rally at Civic Center @ 1:30 - San Francisco
Major Rally is at 5PM at San Francisco Civic Center - a good flyer at:
http://www.sflaborcouncil.org/ViewUpload/499
Contact: Matthew Hardy (UESF) 415-513-3179 / mhardy [at] uesf.org or Kat General (CFA) 415-728-8927.
2. DVC - walkout @ 12:00 other events on campus TBD - meet up with rally in Oakland
3. CCSF ( main campus)- rally @ 12:00 - events all day on campus TBD
4. CCSF (mission campus) - on campus events - meet up with 3:00 rally @ 24th & mission
5. Rally @ 3:00pm 24th and Mission - K-12 march to civic center
*** other K-12 schools planning morning events and march to civic center 1:00-3:00
6. Skyline/Canada/Peninsula college - Walkouts @10:00am other campus events TBD
7. Sonoma State - walkout 12:00 other campus events TBD
8. SFSTATE - pickets in am, all day campus events TBD
9. Berkeley/ Hayward - organizing to come to 5:00p rally @ civiv center

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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.

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From the Oakland Education Association

On March 4 we are calling on all teachers to participate in some or all of these events on this critical day of action. Download OEA’s Plan of Action and FAQ’s here. Summary of events:

7:30 am Informational picketing in defense of public education and against cuts

9:15 am Districtwide mock "Disaster Drill" (as in "California’s budget is a disaster!")

(San Francisco, San Lorenzo, Dublin and other districts are holding mock drills.)

12-4 pm Rally at Frank Ogawa Plaza

5 pm Rally at SF Civic Center to demand Full Funding for Public Education and Social Services! Progressive Taxation Now!