Student Week of Action in Defense of Education
An offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street movement, Occupy CUNY organized around fighting the militarization of CUNY campuses, and the privatization of education. CUNY Students rallied against the Board of Trustees to oppose pay scale increases for top administrators, and tuition hikes. In addition, students collectively organized pop-up universities, direct action teach-ins, hacking spaces and general assemblies at the Graduate Center and in public spaces. Among the other planned actions, students produced political theater exposing Chancellor Goldstein and the security company, Kroll. Occupy CUNY also stood in solidarity with Cooper Union students against the implementation of tuition and Quebec’s student movement.
Creator | Graduate Center General Assembly, Occupy CUNY
Date Created | November 2011 (Circa)
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Item Type | Text (Flier / Leaflet (1 or 2 page handout))
Cite This document | Graduate Center General Assembly, Occupy CUNY, “Student Week of Action in Defense of Education,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed December 6, 2023, https://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/6362.