[scimc-news] Santa Cruz Indymedia Update For Thursday September 24th 2009
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Santa Cruz Indymedia Update For Thursday September 24th 2009
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* Strikes and Walkouts Against Budget Cuts, Fee Hikes, Layoffs, Furloughs at UC
* Fundraiser for Alex Sanchez of Homies Unidos at Barrios Unidos
* Medical Marijuana, Hemp and Music Festival on September 26th
* UC Santa Cruz Trims Away Funds for the World-Famous Arboretum
September 24th 12:00 PM: STRIKE!: Rally at the base of UC Santa Cruz
September 24th 3:30 PM: STRIKE!: General Assembly at the base of UC Santa Cruz
September 24th 7:00 PM: The Unfinished Revolution
September 25th 6:00 PM: Stop the Repression! Fundraiser for Alex Sanchez: "Hijos de la Guerra" and Hip Hop Show
September 25th 8:00 PM: NETWORK - Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive In
September 26th 11:00 AM: Harvest Festival and "Food for Thought" Forum at the Farm
September 26th 12:00 PM: WAMMfest VI - Love Grows Here - Santa Cruz
September 27th 1:00 PM: Rail Trail Cleanup Day
September 28th 7:00 PM: "From the Ghetto to Gaza" M1 (from Dead Prez) Speaking Tour
September 28th 7:30 PM: Militarization and Resistance in Honduras - An Eye-witness Account
October 10th 12:00 PM: Free Skool Winter Quarter ~ Teachers Wanted!
October 11th 11:00 AM: 16th Annual Peace & Unity March
More Events On Santa Cruz Indymedia's Calendar:
Strikes and Walkouts Against Budget Cuts, Fee Hikes, Layoffs, Furloughs at UC
09/20/09: On Thursday, September 24th, actions against the budget cuts, fee hikes, layoffs and furloughs at University of California campuses will take place throughout the UC system. Workers, graduate student employees, students and faculty will strike, walk out, and demonstrate in defense of public education and fair labor practices. Pickets, rallies and general assemblies will take place from 6am onwards on the UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz campuses.
Fundraiser for Alex Sanchez of Homies Unidos at Barrios Unidos
Alex Sanchezâs family migrated from El Salvador in the 1970s. He was a former gang member who turned his life around becoming an internationally recognized peacemaker and co-founding Homies Unidos in Los Angeles in 1998. On June 24th, 2009, Alex was arrested and named in a federal indictment based on weak evidence, charging him among a group of twenty-three others as an active gang member. On Friday, September 25th, there will be a fundraiser for Alex at Santa Cruz Barrios Unidos with live hip-hop music and the film Hijos de la Guerra.
Medical Marijuana, Hemp and Music Festival on September 26th
09/19/09: WAMMfest 09 will take place on Saturday, September 26th from noon to 5pm at San Lorenzo Park in Santa Cruz. WAMMfest is an annual festival organized by the Wo/Men's Alliance for Medical Marijuana (WAMM) to thank the community and public officials for all the support and encouragement over the years, especially since the DEA raid of WAMM's collective garden and arrest of Valerie and Mike Corral in 2002.
UC Santa Cruz Trims Away Funds for the World-Famous Arboretum
09/19/09: A widely circulated email, republished on Indybay, theorizes that UC Santa Cruz is in the process of completely closing the historic UCSC Arboretum. A volunteer at the world-famous botanical garden states, "They are doing it by steps to prevent a public outcry."
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