Panelists Dialogue About Prison Industrial Complex
Last year Frank Alvarado Jr. was shot by Salinas police officers for brandishing what they thought was a handgun — the “handgun” turned out to be a cell phone. On the first day of a two-day symposium, Alvarado’s father Frank Alvarado Sr. stood in the…
‘From Ferguson to Palestine’ to Santa Cruz
By Montse Reyes & Ramona Parrotta “There has been an unbroken line of racist police killings since the era of slavery,” said scholar, author and activist Angela Davis during her keynote “Racism, Militarism and Poverty: From Ferguson to Palestine” at the 31st annual Martin Luther…
Black Students Protest Systematic Killings
By Gabby Areas and Pamela Avila Last Friday, student demonstrators lay on the ground in Quarry Plaza for four and a half hours — the amount of time Michael Brown was left on the street after being shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson — to…
Reflections on Injustice
A roar of applause greeted a 61-year-old man, donning his trademark black suit, as he sauntered up to the Media Theater’s stage. Dr. Cornel West, the sole reason why hundreds of students filed into the theater that night, had arrived.
Q&A With Dr. Cornel West
Before his keynote address at “Speaker Blowout: Ferguson, Racism and the Media,” Dr. Cornel West sat down with a student media representative. Student Media: To start off, I wanted to ask you about your experience. As an academic and lifelong activist, what would you say to…
Students Hold Vigil in Solidarity with Ferguson
About 100 people gather for a candlelight vigil at Quarry Plaza on Nov. 24, to honor Michael Brown, who was killed by Officer Darren Wilson. A grand jury ruled to not indict Wilson after he killed the unarmed 18 year old.
Preparing for War, Not for Safety
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a “state of emergency” through an executive order on Monday, which comes 100 days after Ferguson officer Darren Wilson killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown. Since Brown’s death, his family members, their supporters and Ferguson residents have organized for months, demanding accountability for Brown’s killing.
Protesters March In Solidarity with Ferguson, Missouri
Santa Cruz residents took to the streets in solidarity with the people of Ferguson, Missouri following the death of unarmed teen Michael Brown.