Category Archive: Official Statements

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.

Free University Week, September 18-22, draws over two thousand in Madison Square Park

Leaping into year two of Occupy Wall Street, a coalition of students, faculty, and community groups hosted the Free University Week—a way to create education that is democratic, critical, and accessible to all.

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

Videography documents the Free University (with post-event press release)

Rhodes Pictures has released a short documentary with interviews from students, teachers, and co-creators of the Free University held on May 1, 2012 at Madison Square Park. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “Free University” in… Continue reading

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.

Free University schedule and info pack released

The May Day Free University schedule has been released. Download the entire packet at: MEDIA ADVISORY Press Inquiries: (347) 670-FREU (3738) Rayya El Zein:  ( 646-696-8910 Zoltán Glück : ( 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: Zoltán Glück : Priya Chandrasekaran: Michelle Obando:… Continue reading

New York City Students and Labor Rally: Three Grievances

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York City Students and Labor Rally: Three Grievances Press Inquiries: Elizabeth Sibilia (347) 249-2326 Dominique Nisperos (510) 788-0085 Rayya El Zein (646) 696-8910 New York, NY (November 29,… Continue reading

CUNY Students Rally for Education and Against Anti-Democratic Lock-Down

A People’s Assembly to Defend Education, An action endorsed by the Professional Staff Congress, set for Monday, November 28 at 4 p.m. Media Inquires: Dominique Nisperos (510) 788-0085 / Elizabeth Sibilia (347) 249-2326… Continue reading

Statement Condemning Police Violence at CUNY Board of Trustees Public Hearing

PRESS RELEASE: Board of Trustees Public and Budget Hearing, Baruch College, CUNY #occupyCUNY, November 21, 2011   WE CONDEMN the use of police violence against CUNY community members who were protesting peacefully at… Continue reading

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