Monday, October 24, 2011

Request for Support from Occupy Cal

*** Please Distribute Widely ***

Inspired by the ongoing occupations of Wall Street and of public spaces around the country and the world, students and workers at UC Berkeley have decided to construct and maintain a Wall Street-style encampment on our campus. Over the next few weeks, we'll be organizing in preparation for the encampment, and will then set up camp during the two-day walkout scheduled for November 9-10.

We need your help to make this happen! Will you and/or groups you organize with contribute to making the camp a well organized, inclusive force for transformation at UC Berkeley?

If you want to see publicly funded and universally accessible higher education, if you support the interests of UC workers, and if you oppose President Yudof's proposal to raise tuition as much as 81% (which would bring in-state tuition to $22,000 dollars a year), please sign our statement of support.

If you'd like to be a part of the encampment working group
, we'll be checking in as a group every Wednesday, during the breakout sessions of the Public Education Coalition (6-8pm, 2070 Allston Way, Suite 205).

If you can offer donations for the encampment, please let us know either through our statement of support or by emailing We're looking for: tents, blankets, tarps, sleeping bags, cooking supplies, camp stoves, electrical workarounds, food, medical supplies, banner making materials, tables, financial support, and materials for an info table / library.

We're also working on compiling a schedule of events for November 10th, the second day of the encampment. If you and/or a group you organize with are interested in giving a training, delivering a public address, performing a dance or music piece, giving a poetry reading, facilitating a discussion on a particular topic, or doing anything else that we can put on our schedule of events, please email us at

Hope to see you on the 9th of November, if not before!

In solidarity,
the encampment working group


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