Defending the University: A "Teach-in" on the Current Crisis
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." – Nelson Mandela
Wednesday, October 14, 2009     2:30 pm – midnight   UCSB's Campbell Hall
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The budget crisis at the University of California has generated fee increases, layoffs, and furloughs for hundreds of thousands, along with much confusion, frustration, and anger.  To explain it all and chart a progressive path forward, UCSB will be the site of a teach-in on October 14, 2009.  Organized by a committee of students, staff, and faculty at UCSB, the teach-in will bring to the campus leading experts, activists, and political figures from through the state. Their aim is to get to the root of the massive budget shortfalls threatening higher education. Since the mid 1960s, teach-ins on topics foreign and domestic have been used on college camuses to provide an occasion for focused learning and debate on pressing issues.

Among the confirmed speakers are:     
• George Lakoff, UC Berkeley linguist, on framing the issues
• Stan Glantz, UC San Francisco Professor, on UCOP's budget blunders
• Ruth Gilmore, USC Professor, on the budget draining prision complex
• Lenny Goldberg, California Tax Reform Association,
on where UC can get the money

Robert Meister, Professor of Political Science, UC Santa Cruz and
President, UC Faculty Associations, on why your tution is rising

Date last updated: October 13, 2009