July 07, 2011

Students for a Democratic Society: Students and Youth March to Save Our Schools! July 28-31st, Washington DC

**We are asking students and youth who want to join SDS at the rally and march on Saturday, July 30th to meet up at Constitution Ave NW & 15th St NW near the Ellipse at 11:45 pm** Call Steph @ 605.261.9178 with questions
Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) is calling on SDS members, students, and youth to travel to Washington D.C. on July 28-31st to participate in the conference and march to Save Our Schools organized and endorsed by a diverse & growing group of organizations (www.saveourschoolsmarch.org).
Why We Are Marching
Students for a Democratic Society has been fighting back against cuts to education for years, leading struggles on campuses across the country. We believe education is a right, not a privilege. We believe that students should not have to suffer fee and tuition hikes so that top administrators can maintain their six-figure salaries. We believe faculty and campus workers should not be subject to mandatory furloughs to maintain wasteful and unbalanced budgets. We believe that ethnic, women's and LGBTQ programs are NOT expendable. We say, "chop from the top!", that cuts should be made to top administrators with bloated salaries. We want student, worker, and faculty control over the university; the Board of Regents should not be in control of our futures and lives. We will not stand by and do nothing while the quality of and access to education is diminished, while our schools are privatized, and while K-12 public schools face similar attacks.
SDS Presence at the Conference and March
SDS will be leading TWO workshops at the conference in the morning of Friday, July 29th : 1.) "The Attacks on Anti War Activists and New McCarthyism"
10:30am-11:30am and Workshop 2: "Unification of Students, Workers, and National Movements"11:30am-12:30pm. Please join us for these workshops at the American University in Washington, D.C. - rooms TBD. We will also have an SDS speaker at the march on Saturday, speaking on behalf and to the position of national SDS.
Get Involved
If you are looking for a ride with a SDS chapter in your area, or if you have space in your car, leave a comment on this article and let folks know, or email students4democraticsociety@gmail.com for more information about how to meet up with SDSers in D.C. See you in the streets!