With the Occupy Wall Street movement gaining momentum and national attention, Columbia students and faculty alike have been getting involved. CU Activists is planning on taking it a step further with a campus-wide walkout of classes at 3:30 pm today. In addition to the current talking points (economic inequality, lack of proper Wall Street regulation, etc.), today’s march aims to draw attention to rising tuition rates and student debt.
The walk-out will is being organized in unison with similar walkouts at SUNY and CUNY campuses. Columbia organizers will be taking questions in front of Butler from 11am to 4pm today. Here are the details from their Facebook event page:
“We will meet outside campus gates and take the subway down to City Hall, where we’ll join the Community/Labor March in Solidarity with Occupy Wall Street, endorsed by dozens of NYC unions and community groups including the United Federation of Teachers, SEIU 32BJ and SEIU 1199, the Transit Workers Union Local 100, Make the Road New York, New Yorkers Against Budget Cuts, the Alliance for Quality Education, and more!”
Spotted flyer tipped by Caitlin Watson