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Student Week of Action in Defense of Education

Occupy CUNY circulated this informational leaflet for a “Student Week of Actions” (November 14-21, 2011) in defense of education, and in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street. The schedule of Graduate Center Events included a student strike, a speak out, and a GC general assembly. Further actions such as a CUNY-wide general assembly and a walk out in protest of tuition hikes were also announced.

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.

Source | Reed, Conor Tomas
Creator | Graduate Center General Assembly, Occupy CUNY
Date Created | November 2011 (Circa)
Rights | Copyright Graduate Center General Assembly, Occupy CUNY Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
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,


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