Category Archive: Student Movement

The General Assembly of CUNY Grad Center stands in solidarity with Students for a Free Cooper Union

The General Assembly of the Graduate Center, CUNY Stands in Solidarity with The Students for a Free Cooper Union We, the General Assembly of the Graduate Center of the City University of New… Continue reading

Opening day of Free University Week at Madison Square Park, across the street from $40,000/person fundraiser for President Obama

To mark the one year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, a coalition of students, educators, and community groups will host the Free University Week—creating education that is democratic, critical, and accessible to all.

“Red Sounds” march announced as next Quebec solidarity action (June 22)

Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/464373573575892 Sunday, July 22, 2012 7:00pm Sunday, July 22 is the Quebec student movement’s next major day of action for their strike that has lasted almost 4 months. In solidarity, various… Continue reading

Education, Debt, and Solidarity discussions this Sunday

Three events in Washington Square Park on Sunday, June 10 will look at issues of student debt and debt in general, as well as connections and support for the ongoing Quebec student strike.… Continue reading

Recap and photos from May 22 actions in solidarity with the 100th day of the Quebec student strike

Hundreds of CUNY students and supporters took part in solidarity actions across New York today, coinciding with the 100th day of the Quebec student strikes. The actions were focused around an emergency law (Bill 78), which specifically targets the student assemblies and mobilizations in an attempt to break the ongoing strike.

CUNY students and the Free University to stand in solidarity with Quebec students on May 22

On Tuesday in New York City, CUNY students and a pop-up of the Free University will stand in solidarity with Quebec students who will be marching in record numbers, in defense of the right to protest, and for the right to education as we determine it.

Get Ready to Graduate! State-Wide Convergence at BMCC May 18

Students United for a Free CUNY, Save Our SUNY, New York Students Rising, and ally community organizations will come together on Friday, May 18 at BMCC to demand the prioritization of education funding… Continue reading

New Free CUNY zine launched

Last week, Students United for a Free CUNY lanched The Free CUNY, a student-authored, student-edited CUNY-wide monthly publication. The zine strives to disseminate news and opinions relevant to the CUNY community, especially spreading… Continue reading

No Cops! No Hikes! CUNY Convergence Against Police Repression

Students United for a Free CUNY announced a convergence for Thursday at Hunter College in response to student arrests and unnecessary police brutality at Brooklyn College last week.

“Transforming Assembly” May 8–12, 2012 @ James Gallery, CUNY Graduate Center

Students of all ages from across New York City will come together to celebrate access to public education, in collaboration with Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency’s exhibition Common Assembly. Through physical and digital archiving,… Continue reading

Press coverage from #May2 Student Manifestation at Brooklyn College

[Update on arrested students: As of 6pm on Thursday, both students arrested at Brooklyn College the day before were released; one has a court date scheduled for June 20. They were greeted by… Continue reading

Students and faculty respond to assaults and arrests at #May2 Student Manifestation

Earlier today, students and faculty wrote to Brooklyn College President Karen Gould about the handling of yesterday’s #May2 Student Manifestation, at which two Brooklyn College students were arrested (both now released—one with an… Continue reading

Press coverage of the Free University

A roundup of press coverage of the Free University held on May 1, 2012 in Madison Square Park.

Police violence at #May2 Brooklyn College Student Manifestation

A banner was dropped from the 5th Floor of Boylan Hall as six students soft locked outside the president’s office, two were arrested, and dozens ejected in aggressive police actions.

High school parents and students to gather at Free University at 11 as part of nationwide walkout

Our Schools NYC has posted a template letter for parents explaining why their children won’t be in school for May Day. The letter includes plans for meeting at Fort Greene Park for the May 1st… Continue reading

Free University schedule and info pack released

The May Day Free University schedule has been released. Download the entire packet at: http://www.dropbox.com/sh/fi89tzdqivhe8m3/Fv4Ten7z2Y. MEDIA ADVISORY Press Inquiries: (347) 670-FREU (3738) Rayya El Zein:  (rayyaelz@gmail.com) 646-696-8910 Zoltán Glück : (zoltan.gluck@gmail.com) 415-519-5541 On TUESDAY, MAY… Continue reading

Free University video trailer released

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Free University in Solidarity with May 1 General Strike Press Inquiries/General Information: (347) 670-FREU (3738)   Rayya El Zein:  rayyaelz@gmail.com Zoltán Glück : zoltan.gluck@gmail.com Priya Chandrasekaran: pchandrasekaran@gc.cuny.edu Michelle Obando: ob4ndo@gmail.com… Continue reading

[Update] 1T DAY CUNY recap: Rev Billy exorcises student loan debt Brooklyn College, students discuss refusal to pay

[Update 4/26/2012 @ 2:55pm]  Press mentions: Chicago Tribune http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-usa-colleges-debtbre83o1jl-20120425,0,3865486.story NY1 http://manhattan.ny1.com/content/top_stories/160087/occupy-protesters-turn-focus-to-mounting-u-s–student-debt ABC News Online http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/04/occupy-obama-beat-drums-for-student-loan-reform/ Today was 1T Day, a national day of action marking the point at which student debt is estimated to surpass $1… Continue reading

All charges dismissed against students arrested on November 21, 2011 at Board of Trustees Hearing at Baruch College

Five CUNY students still facing charges associated with the N21 protests at Baruch appeared before a judge this morning. The students were blocked from attending the Board of Trustees public hearing and faced… Continue reading

Free CUNY Zine call for submissions for first issue, due May 4

Earlier this week, a call went out for submissions to The Free CUNY,  a student-authored, student-edited CUNY-wide publication, which will disseminate news and opinions relevant to the CUNY community. According to the zine’s… Continue reading

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