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AFSCME 3299 Worker Protesting for Labor Contract Slammed by UC Berkeley Police (video/mp4 10.7mb)
On February 1, at a peaceful labor protest honoring the 50th Anniversary of low-wage African American workers and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr organized by AFSCME Local 3299, the University of California deployed police tactics more befitting of the Jim Crow South--unjustly assaulting a 51 year-old African American UC Berkeley employee named David Cole. A video of the assault was captured and posted to Facebook. The person posting it added the inscription, "What a sick feeling"....
Posted: Sun Feb 4, 2018 11:52PM
Rally Against Racial Injustice at UC
California Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA...
Event Date: Wed Feb 7, 2018 11:30AM
Posted: Sun Feb 4, 2018 11:25PM
2018 California Black History Month ~ 170th Anniversary of the California Gold Rush
Our ongoing journey towards sustaining an inclusive exhaustive treatment of our California Pan African Heritage includes scientific evidence, primary source documents and powerful oral traditions that predate Baja California conquest during the Age of Sail....
Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:06PM
Laney Land Is Not For Sale! Community, Students & Faculty Rally Against A's Land Grab
Dozens of students, faculty and community members protested the attempted land grab of Laney College land by A's billionaire owner John Fisher. Students, community members, faculty members and community members rallied at the Peralta Community College board meeting and spoke out against privatization of the Laney land....
Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:08PM
Pajaro Valley Federation of Teachers: Winter of Discontent
December 6, 2017 marked the one-year anniversary of the teacher’s union contract campaign for a decent raise on our salary schedule and the removal of a cap on our health and welfare benefits....
Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:49PM
BCR, Identity Europa rallying tonight at Sproul Plaza
Berkeley College Republicans and Identity Europa are holding a rally 6:30PM tonight at UC Berkeley campus, using Kate Steinle's death as a prop to push their agenda....
Posted: Thu Dec 7, 2017 11:46AM
Homelessness and Mental Illness within Sonoma County
Our research teams decided to look into the homeless mentally ill within Sonoma County. Specifically, the resources and programs that are avaliable to this vulnerable population....
Posted: Wed Dec 6, 2017 7:51PM
Social Justice and Social Justice Week at Sonoma State University
Our research team aimed to dissect the term social justice and simplify its complex meaning. We did so by collecting data from interviews and surveys. The answers to our interview questions represent the complexity of this topic....
Posted: Wed Dec 6, 2017 2:08PM
IYSSE mounts campaign against UC Berkeley police censorship
In response to claims that new policies at UC Berkeley have made "free speech available to only those that the police deem safe or those wealthy enough to pay for it,” the university said it would modify its policy to make it less onerous. The fundamental thrust of the policy remains unchanged, however. Student groups can still be required to pay the police if they wish to hold a meeting....
Posted: Fri Dec 1, 2017 10:53PM
Are the Mentally Ill Homeless Falling through the Cracks of Society?
Did an investigative research project for Sonoma State University’s Investigative sociology class. Our topic was the social problem of homelessness. However, we mainly focused on a specific group of the homeless community; those who suffer from mental illness. The mentally ill homeless seem to have fallen through the cracks of society. We looked for a possible resolution to issue of mental health among the homeless population, and looked into what is already available....
Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:34AM
DACA in the shadows
The article will focus on the effects and problems 3,000 DACA recipients face in Sonoma County. Unfortunately, today DACA isn't getting enough recognition from the media nor is receving government action....
Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:14PM
Personal Op-Ed Report on Social Justice
Research at Sonoma State University about the believe of Social Justice....
Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:15PM
Social Justice Week at Sonoma State University
Social Justice has had a negative connotation in the media lately, it is seen as something that goes against traditional beliefs. In reality, social justice is a movement that allows people to stand up for those who don’t have a voice, those who have been structurally and racially disempowered in today’s world. It is important to be able to fight for our rights and against social injustices such as police brutality, socioeconomic status, and health disparities....
Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:23PM
Hundreds Demand Stop The School Cuts At OUSD: OEA Teachers, Parents & Students Rally
Hundreds of teachers, students and parents rallied to protest the multi-million dollar cuts that the Oakland Unified School District is ordering to deal with the financial crisis. At the same time they are approving more charters costing millions of dollars from public tax funds and the city is spending millions of dollars for more police and militarization of the schools in poor communities....
Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:29AM
Sonoma State University: Economic Inequality, Gender Bias, Racism, Police Brutality, and LGBTQ Discrimination
Social Justice Issues have been sought out throughout the Sonoma State University to figure out how it is that they effect the way our students and professors go about on campus. The following Op-Ed indicates major points that will be part of the final research paper....
Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:03PM
Expanding Kwanzaa in the "Farm to Fork Capitol of America"
Kwanzaa, first fruits of the harvest, provides us a renewed focus and opportunity to expand Pan African Agriculture opportunity in the "Farm to Fork Capitol of America" showcasing Pan African Cuisine throughout the Greater Sacramento Region....
Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:14PM
Protest Budget Cuts to Oakland Schools at OUSD School Board Meeting
La Escuelita School auditorium, on 1050 2nd Ave., (near E. 10th St)....
Event Date: Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:30PM
Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:48PM
2017 California State Capitol Kwanzaa Celebration
California State Capitol Lst Entrance and 4th Floor Room 4203...
Event Date: Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:00PM
Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:03PM
Stop Rocketship Charter In WCCSD: Hundreds Oppose Charters And Union Busting
Hundreds of UTR teachers, students and parents demanded that a proposed Rocketship charter school not be approved and also that teachers receive a wage increase that will allow them to continue to live in the East Bay....
Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:21PM
2017 California State Capitol Kwanzaa "First Fruits of the Harvest"
Today, California Agriculture leaders are poised to embrace Kwanzaa as part of a new paradigm to quantify and qualify equity and equal opportunity throughout California Food and Agriculture industries in the Great State of California and globally....
Posted: Thu Nov 9, 2017 12:19AM