Walkout, rally and march to the District against budget cuts
Wednesday, March 2
Short rally starts at 12 noon on the Laney quad
March to the District (333 E. 8th St.) at 12:30
Look for the SUP flags and banners.
The students of Laney College stand at an important moment in time. The cuts from the Peralta administration are an attack on us. Every budget cut takes control over our education and our future out of our hands. The cuts take different shapes and hurt us in different ways. Not only as students, but as people of color, as queer people, as mothers, as working class peoples, as disabled people – all of us have been shown nothing but neglect and contempt by the administration. As the most precarious populations at our school, we are always the most affected by the cuts.
One of these populations is transgendered people. There are no safe spaces for transgendered people to use the bathroom on campus, and often trans people face harassment and confusion when dealing with students and faculty. As of last year, all students have also been forced to pay a fee for non-existant health services such as counseling – so for trans people there is often nobody to turn to on campus, even though such a service is promised to us. If admin has their way, our situation will only get worse. If we want this to stop, we will all need to stand up for one another and fight back.
CUTS MEAN WAR!
Queers Fighting Back (QFB) meets Saturdays at 1 pm, 495 Embarcadero, Oakland