California Campuses Prepare for Thursday Protests


California state academic institutions are bracing for a massive state-wide demonstration on March 4 by students, faculty, staff and parents. The strike, which will involve University of California, Cal State, Community College and K-12 campuses, will protest the state’s public education budget cuts, according to event organizers.

Some supporters of the event are urging participants to protest in a peaceful manner. The California Faculty Association (CFA) – SFSU Chapter adopted a statement of non-violence,according to Take a Stand for California Public Education.

During a Feb. 25 party at the University of California at Berkeley, aimed to rally support for the protest, attendees became violent; however, students, faculty and organizers of the protest have condemned the violent behavior.

The campuses and regions that will be affected are:

  • Los Angeles (Pershing Squire and Governor’s office)
  • East Bay/Oakland (Oakland City Hall)
  • UC Berkeley
  • Laney College
  • San Francisco (Civic Center)
  • Sacramento (State Capitol)
  • San Diego (Balboa Park and Governor’s office)
  • CSU Northridge
  • Oakland Unified District (mock disaster drill)
  • San Francisco schools (mock disaster drill)
  • San Lorenzo Schools (mock disaster drill)
  • Dublin schools (mock disaster drill)
  • UCLA
  • UC San Diego
  • UC Santa Cruz
  • UC Riverside
  • City College of San Francisco
  • Skyline/Canada/Peninsula College
  • Ocean High School
  • De Anza Community College
  • San Francisco State
  • Sonoma State
  • UC Davis
  • CSU Bakersfield
  • CSU Channel Islands
  • CSU Chico
  • CSU Dominguez Hills
  • CSU East Bay
  • Fresno State
  • CSU Fullerton
  • Humboldt State
  • Cal State Los Angeles
  • CSU Long Beach
  • Long Beach: Wilson High School
  • California Maritime Academy
  • CSU Monterey Bay
  • CSU Northridge/San Fernando Valley Regional Rally
  • Cal Poly Pomona
  • Sacramento State/Sacramento/State Capitol Rally
  • CSU San Bernardino
  • San Diego State/San Diego Regional Rally
  • Santee High School
  • Rancho Cotati High School
  • San Diego City College
  • Mt. Sac College
  • San Jose State
  • Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • CSU San Marcos
  • CSU Stanislaus

For the full list of planned protests, click here.

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