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|UC's Financial Sources & Priorities|
|Date||Thursday October 29|
|Time||7:00 PM - 10:00 PM|
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|UCSC Campus, Classroom Unit 2 (near the Baytree Bookstore)|
|Event Type||Panel Discussion|
UC is at a turning point. Basic to our future possibilities, regardless of the direction we turn, is the question of how UC finances itself and how it determines its priorities. A dynamic program on the UC Financial Crisis--Big Picture and Practical Actions--will occur at Classroom Unit 2 on Thursday October 29 from 7-10pm. Please come.
Two of the speakers have devoted a lot of energy to investigating UC's finances. Stanton Glantz of UCSF, author of The Cigarette Papers, is world-famous for his major role in forcing the tobacco industry to pay billions in compensation to government and consumers. He is a major force in Keep California's Promise to restore the Master Plan for higher education, and has turned his investigative skills to the administration and financing of the University of California. See http://keepcaliforniaspromise.org/.
Robert Meister is the President of the Council of University of California Faculty Associations and director of the Bruce Center for Rethinking Capitalism at UCSC. For a decade he has been an active critic of the privatization trend at UC and an advocate of the shared governance tradition. His open letter to students "They Pledged Your Tuition" and subsequent writing have caught the attention of the Regents and of UCOP. See http://www.cucfa.org.
All Faculty, Staff, Students, and Community Members are Welcome
Christopher Connery, Professor, UCSC
Stanton Glantz, Professor, UCSF
Kenneth Lyons, Librarian, UCSC
Robert Meister, President of Council of UC Faculty Associations (CUCFA)
Marcia Ochoa, Professor of Community Studies, UCSC
Victor Sanchez, President Student Union Association (SUA), UCSC
Trevor Sangrey, Grad Student Organizing Cttee ((G)SOC), UCSC
There will be ample time for questions from the floor, plus activities and media to help inspire and enable our voices.