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Student Justice Teach-In
Date Thursday March 06
Time 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location Details
Classroom Unit 1, UCSC Campus
Event Type Teach-In
Organizer/AuthorUC Activist Defense
This awareness event is in response to the UC's inappropriate targeting of its students for showing their support for a protest that occurred in November 2007, five months ago.

Cruz Molina and David Benterou, two UC Santa Cruz Students, are being named in a broad and vague lawsuit brought by the UC Regents and are being threatened with suspensions, all as a way to silence further expression and dissent of UC practices.

The UC claims to support a safe learning environment and community, but contradicts itself in attacking those who draw attention to its flaws.


To target one of us is to target all of us.


DEFEND FREE SPEECH!
DEFEND STUDENT RIGHTS!
DROP THE SANCTIONS!
Added to the calendar on Sunday Mar 2nd, 2008 4:15 PM
§DROP THE SANCTIONS!
by Support Cruz and David! Thursday Mar 6th, 2008 3:29 PM
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Our friends Cruz and David, both first-year students, are facing SUSPENSION and a series of JUDICIAL AFFAIRS PUNISHMENTS, all because they were ID'd by police on the morning of November 7th at the site of the tree-sit. They HAVE NOT BEEN arrested or charged with any crime, but are being punished using the quasi-legal campus judicial affairs system for the actions of OTHER PEOPLE associated with the tree-sit whom the university has decided to call their "guests."

Cruz and David are not alleged to have engaged in any illegal activities. They are BEING TARGETED for their association with an on-campus protest.

Students in the Judicial Affairs process are not allowed a trial with a jury of their peers. A ruling is dictated by high-up administrators and ultimately the Chancellor. There is no "due process," and students are not allowed representation by an attorney. Public outcry and pressure in the form of letters and rallies are the only methods we have for influencing a ruling.

The arbitrary power of this judicial process is unjust, and the way that it is used to stifle political activity is a threat to all students. Support Cruz and David - they could be you.

Teach-in: March 6th Classroom Unit 1 @ 8:00

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