Tuesday, September 28, 2010

SWC Governing Board Candidate Forum This Thursday!

REMINDER: This Thursday, CSEA and SCEA (classified and faculty unions) are sponsoring an open forum for all SWC Governing Board candidates on the November 2 ballot.

Invited candidates, listed in ballot order

Seat #2
Terri Valladolid
Jesseca Saenz-Gonzalez

Seat #4
Yolanda Salcido
Norma L. Hernandez

Seat #5
Tim Nader
William “Bud” McLeroy
Jaime Mercado
Jorge Dominguez

Where: Southwestern College, main campus, Room 751
When: 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:45 p.m.)
Cost: FREE; free parking available in Lot J
Campus Map

Format: The format will include a short statement from each of the candidates present and then questions from the public. Questions must be submitted in writing and be directed to the entire panel. Jordan Mills, SWC Speech and Debate coach, will moderate.

Also keep in mind these upcoming opportunities to meet, greet, and support our candidates: Have You Met These Candidates Yet?

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  1. October 7th National Day of Action to Defend Public Education and Public Services

    Join us to learn more about how you can participate and help grow this movement.

    Wednesday, September 29th
    6.30-8.00 PM
    Malcolm X Library
    5148 Market St.
    San Diego CA 92114

    On March 4th 2010, thousands organized mass protests and demonstrations demanding educational justice. Tens of thousands responded to denounce the budget cuts, layoffs, tuition increases, and the diminishing access to public services.

    Public higher-education is an engine of economic growth that benefits all communities at large, but students of color across the nation are being tracked into non-academic programs while ethnic and multicultural classes are being cut. As public universities raise tuition to the level of private institutions, students of all ethnicities are being denied access to higher-education on the basis of income— an economic barrier that disproportionately affects people of color.

    Furthermore, students and workers have rightly pointed out that what we face is not a financial crisis but rather a crisis of priorities. California prioritizes prisons over education, and corporations and the wealthy are spared from contributing to the "shared sacrifices." The state continues to fund the largest military and prison spending budget in the world, bailing out exploitative banks - all while schools crumble, and the sick, elderly and poor suffer the consequences of the defunding of social services. And while politicians focus their energy on scapegoating immigrants and public sector unions, it is clear that their main priority is to wedge divisions between us.

    We, the people, have the power to beat back these attacks and ensure that our public institutions effectively serve the public. But to do so, members of all regions and sectors — students, workers, teachers, activists, unions, and community organizations — must unite and take action on October 7th.

    We fight the same fight on different fronts. Let us come together on October 7th in a united front against injustice.

    Learn more and get involved. Join us:
    Wednesday, September 29th
    6.30-8.00 PM
    Malcolm X Library
    5148 Market St.
    San Diego CA 92114

    Visit us at: sdplanningcommitte.wordpress.com
    Join our listserv: http://groups.google.com/group/san-diego-oct-7-day-of-action