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Tweet: During the Great Depression CUNY Expanded

This tweet from May 2020, recognized NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams's public support for funding CUNY and his argument that CUNY had expanded during the Great Depression by opening two new senior colleges in Brooklyn and Queens. In addition to [...]

Tweet: NY Boricua Resistance Stands in Solidarity Against Austerity Measures for CUNY

This tweet from May 2020 addressed the New York Boricua [Puerto Rican] Resistance's support for funding CUNY. It is a representation of the external solidarity for CUNY expressed in this moment, connecting CUNY to the broader community and the fight [...]

Tweet: Thank you @SenGianaris for calling for new revenues to protect adjunct jobs and the quality of a @CUNY education.

This tweet by the CUNY Professional Staff Congress (the union of CUNY faculty, staff, and graduate students) from May 2020 recognized New York State Senator Michael Gianaris's public support for funding CUNY, a important example of an expression of [...]

Tweet: Thank you @CatalinaCruzNY for fighting to protect jobs at @CUNY and for standing up for adjuncts

This tweet by the CUNY Professional Staff Congress (the union of CUNY faculty, staff, and graduate students) from May 2020 ecognized New York State Assemblymember Catalina Cruz's support for funding CUNY, an example of an expression of solidarity [...]

Tweet: Thanks @agounardes for being a strong advocate for @CUNY and for joining us today to fight for adjunct jobs and new taxes on the rich to protect public education.

This tweet by the CUNY Professional Staff Congress (the union of CUNY faculty, staff, and graduate students) from May 2020 recognized New York State Senator Andrew Gounardes's support for funding CUNY, an example of an expression of solidarity for [...]

Tweet: PSC Thanks Sen. John C. Liu for Showing support for the Caravan to Stop Layoffs and Fund CUNY

This tweet by the CUNY Professional Staff Congress (the union of CUNY faculty, staff, and graduate students) from May 2020 recognized New York State Senator John C. Liu's support for the May Day caravan and for funding for CUNY, an example of an [...]

Tweet: I stand with CUNY faculty, staff, and students.

This tweet, posted in May 2020 by US Representative Jamaal Bowman, is an indication of an expression of solidarity for CUNY at the federal level. This item is part of the City University of New York (CUNY) Distance Learning Archive, a group [...]

"Building a Movement"

This is a photocopied Village Voice article that was used to promote a citywide demonstration on April 25, 1995 that united groups fighting for education, jobs, housing, health care and AIDS care. They also called for an end to police brutality and [...]

New York Protest Day Announcement

This flier, distributed by the Citywide Community Coalition, announces a citywide protest to the headquarters of the Emergency Financial Control Board (EFCB) in April of 1977. The EFCB was the body put in place to manage the budget crisis plaguing [...]

Hostos United/Hostos Unido mission statement

This is the mission statement of Hostos United/Hostos Unido, an umbrella activist group that led much of the campaign to expand the college to include the 500 Grand Concourse building. The group was established in January 1978 by the Student [...]

Tweet: Thanks @AOC for Standing with @CUNY Adjuncts

This tweet from the CUNY Professional Staff Congress (the union of CUNY faculty, staff and graduate students) from May 2020, recognized U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's public support for funding CUNY, a perhaps too rare example from a [...]


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