Solidarity! Other activists in need of support!

Please join us for an evening of delicious food and inspiring music in a benefit dinner for the UCSC Highway 6.

We will be joining friends and fellow activists this Saturday in support of the Highway 6 and community activism in Santa Cruz. Below is the invitation from the organizers. We share this here with you because we see struggle against political repression as inter-connected, we see the valuing of private property and business as usual over real concerns of real people as incredibly problematic.

The public denouncing of the Highway 17 blockade served to silence the important questions the brave action attempted to raise. Where is power at UCSC and in Santa Cruz? Who suffers in the current conditions? How can we support those in need, those struggling and challenge those in power towards greater compassion, empathy and humanistic action? Let this Saturday’s gathering be a step closer as we work to ask important questions and answer those we are confronted with.

Thank you all for your continued support and your inspiring bravery.

Yours with dedication and compassion,

Friends of the SC11

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Members of the UCSC Highway 6 and the Santa Cruz community are organizing to raise funds to further the fight against UC political repression of student activism, at a time when students all over the country are rising against police brutality and inequality in education. We would love to have you be a part of this important movement-building event!

This event is also an opportunity for you to connect with other community activists, to learn more about recent student activism at UCSC and why things have escalated to the point that they have. There will be a catered dinner, a silent auction, and several inspiring performances.

Co-sponsored by UCSC Highway 6 and the Resource Center for Nonviolence.

UCSC Highway 6 Benefit Dinner
Saturday, August 29, 2015
5:30 – 8:30 PM
Louden Nelson Community Center
Requested Donation: $25 (sliding scale – no one turned away)

To RSVP and more information:ucschwy6@gmail.com

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Come out in Support tomorrow in court!

Here we go again! The remaining defendants of the SC11 are back in court tomrrow, Wendesday morning at 9 am in Department 6 (though you may have heard 8:15am).

This hearing will focus on the defense motions against Bob Lee and the Santa Cruz District Attorney’s office accusing bias in this case. There are multiple motions for recusal arguing different perspectives. It seemed likely that a new trial date would be chosen depending on the outcome of the motions. All of this is exciting stuff is happening under a new Judge! Judge Stephen Siegel is now presiding over the SC11 case as the Santa Cruz County Court system underwent it’s usual Department shift (link to the Sentinel article about the hearing with Wells Fargo regarding Bob Lee’s finances). 

Judge Stephen Siegel

Judge Siegel is rumored to be good and if his first remarks regarding this case are a taste of what is to come, we can’t feel too bad for the change. We imagine Paul Burdick is happy to be rid of this mess.

Let’s show Judge Siegel the community is watching and show our friends they are not alone!

The 11th for the 11!

We’re going to make February 11th a day of Support and Solidarity for the 11!

Below is a flier for what some of us are doing here in Santa Cruz. We welcome and encourage you all to take this opportunity to show your support for the folks approaching trial in whatever ways that might be! Have fun! Be proud! Stand up! Speak out!

Join us for a Parade!

Join us for a Parade!