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|Emergency Meeting to Support D-Q University|
|Date||Monday March 31|
|Time||12:00 PM - 8:00 PM|
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The meeting will likely start around 8:30pm.
SRRC (Student Recruitment and Retention Center)
UC Davis campus
EARLIER TODAY (Monday, March 31st), dozens of Sheriffs carried out a raid on D-Q University, ARRESTING 17 students, elders and supporters. One person remains on campus, sitting up in a tree, out of the reach of officers. Support is URGENTLY needed.
EMERGENCY MEETING TONIGHT
8:00pm at the SRRC (Student Recruitment and Retention Center,
UC Davis campus). Please come and discuss how to support those arrested and carry on the struggle to save D-Q University.
D-Q was born of struggle in the 70's when people occupied an abandoned Army facility and successfully retained it for the purpose of providing education to Indigenous and Chicana people. The Board of Trustees who legally preside over D-Q have become corrupt, betraying the true purpose of D-Q and mismanaging finances. In 2005, D-Q lost its accreditation and the Board declared the school to be shut down. Students who disagree with the corrupt Board's directives have been occupying D-Q university ever since, carrying on with classes, dedicated to holding the school in the hands of all Indigenous peoples.
SUPPORT D-Q University
California's only tribal University - a stronghold of Indigenous culture and resistance.
more info: http://www.myspace.com/dquniversity
The students and elders arrested are being charged with "Trespassing" in this invasion of Indigenous land called for by the corrupt Board of Trustees.