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Students March to highlight the Enduring Struggles of the Free Speech Movement
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Sept. 30th, 2014
Berkeley, CA: This Wednesday, October 1st, Cal Progressive Coalition (CPC) is gathering together student, worker, and community voices to amplify the current struggles for justice silenced by or ignored by the University. The coalition will be gathering at 11am at California Hall to march to Sproul Plaza to lead the rally in solidarity with alums from the Free Speech Movement celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the struggle against the violent repression of student voices by Berkeley’s police, Chancellor, and the Regents of the University of California.
CPC is marching to make it clear that this anniversary should not be a moment for the university to congratulate itself on a legacy of social justice, but rather a time to recognize that each of the major student struggles over the past 50 years made gains in spite of repression by the university. UC Berkeley continues to actively target and silence dissenters.