Raising signs, waving U.S. flags, and chanting, "Cut Chopra, Not Classes," members of the college community took to . . . the sidewalk today
(not the street--it's illegal; not even the dust of campus property--it's illegal) as passing motorists showed their support with honked horns and thumbs up.
Attending the rally were three of the suspended faculty:
Janet Mazzarella (on the right), former SCEA (faculty union) president, who was suspended Thursday night but allowed to return to work on Monday.
Philip Lopez (center), current president of SCEA, who returned just today
and Andrew Rempt, also returning today.
Dinorah Guadiana-Costa, also suspended, was happily in class at the time of the rally but still there in spirit.
Please see our student paper, the Southwestern College Sun for in-depth coverage on the suspensions, the events leading up to them, and details on current campus climate.
And BIG thanks to both FIRE and the Huffington Post for the coverage and support! We are battling in our little corner, often wondering if any of it makes a difference. You have shown that it does.
Here are a few more photos: