City College to March on The Governor’s Office

Mark Rivera

City College to March on The Governor’s Office

By Mark Rivera

City Times

The San Diego City College campus will be participating in the March 4th National Call for a Day of Action.

In response to the budget cuts, the state-wide event has been organized to promote awareness of the wide-ranging affects the cuts have brought upon all levels of the California educational system. All across the state pre K-12, adult education, community colleges, and state-funded universities will come together to protest.

The Education For All Coalition, a grassroots organization working to mobilize a community response to the economic crisis, has organized a campus Walkout that will begin at 11 a.m. in Gorton Quad. The Walkout asks that teachers bring their students out of the classroom to gather with other faculty, staff, administration, as well as activists to rally against the budget cuts. At 1:30 p.m. different members of the student body, members of the faculty, the staff, and and other activists will take the stage to discuss specific issues and impacts the cuts have brought upon education.

At 2:45 p.m. the rally will March from the west end of the ‘B’ building on Park Blvd up to the Centro Cultural de la Raza in Balboa Park, beside the World Beat Center. Here, the City College march will meet up with other participating San Diego rallyers at 3p.m. The march will then procede to downtown and end at the Governor’s office at 1350 Front St., where there will be a demonstration until 5:30 p.m.

For more information, or other ways to participate go to www.educationforallcoalition.com.