POLICE VIOLENCE AGAINST CCSF STUDENTS: GET THE FACTS
.On Thursday, March 13 City College students calling for the resignation of Bob Agrella and the reversal of the new tuition policy were beaten and pepper-sprayed by the police. Yet the CCSF administration is now claiming that it was the students who were violent. What are the facts?
For months Special Trustee Agrella has refused to meet with student representatives, leaving them no option but peaceful protest to make their voices heard. On Thursday
, the Agrella administration continued to shut out students and provoked police violence through two unprecedented decisions:
1) It closed Conlan Hall, a school building open to the public in which many past demonstrations have been allowed
2) Rather than rely on campus police, it brought in dozens of San Francisco City Police who escalated the situation.
In response, students attempted to open the doors to hold their planned peaceful sit-in. Allegations that students struck or assaulted officers in this process are completely unfounded: video footage clearly shows that all physical assaults were by
students -- not the other way around. Did students such as Otto Pippenger and Dimitrious Philliou deserve to be met with police batons, punches, and pepper-spray
for simply trying to enter Conlan Hall to defend their right to an education?
CCSF students remain committed to non-violent protest to demand the resignation of Agrella and the cancellation of the tuition payment policy. Join us this Thursday, March 20th at 2pm in front of Conlan Hall for a peaceful vigil against police violence, to collectively reaffirm why we love our school and why we never want the police violence of last week to occur again.
-- Save CCSF Student Committee
Please watch and share the following video which shows the facts about Thursday's protest:
VIGIL AGAINST POLICE VIOLENCE
Thursday, March 20th at 2pm
In front of Conlan Hall
A peaceful vigil against police violence, to collectively reaffirm why we love our college and why we never want the police violence of last week to occur again.
COURT HEARING THIS FRIDAY
Click here for update and summary of the status of the Save CCSF lawsuit against the ACCJC.
Please come out for motions regarding the case in Judge Karnow's courtroom:
Friday, March 21st, 9:00 am
Dept 304 (400 McAllister, SF)
Check calendar on website to verify as the legal system is capricious.
DCC FUNDRAISER EVENT
Come to a fundraising event on March 21st to protect CCSF department chairs and retain democracy and faculty voice at the college.
Click here for invitation
ALWAYS NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
The Enrollment Campaign office will be open next Saturday, March 22 (we will be closed for Spring Break on March 29 and April 5). Come by, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., to pick up supplies (posters, late start fliers, program guides and brochures) that you will distribute to a neighborhood of your choice on Saturday or any time during the week.
You will be sent to cafes, laundromats, and bookstores. Nail salons have also been added to the assignments. Have you noticed that, as gentrification spreads, those salons are some of the few businesses that actually allow posters in their windows?
If you haven't joined our effort, now's a good time to get started. Though we really appreciate the regulars, old and new, who keep this operation moving, we're grateful for those who can only make a one-time commitment.
Thanks also to Nancy Reiko who gave an honorable mention to the Enrollment Campaign when she and others met with State Chancellor Brice Harris during the March in March early this month.
Leslie Simon, on behalf of the EC team
(Susan Lopez, Danny Halford, Mary Amsler, Ann MacAndrew)
NEXT GENERAL MEETING OF
SAVE CCSF COALITION
NEXT STUDENT MEETING OF
SAVE CCSF COALITION
Thursday, March 20th, 4:30 pm
Student Union, CCSF Ocean Campus