CRISIS FEST: A Radical Space for Music, Workshops, Dance, Joy and Protest!

On November 18th, hundreds of union members and students from all over California will converge on UCLA in the leadup to the system-wide protest of the Regents meeting. With the support of union and student groups, there will be a day and night Tent City outside of Pauley Pavillion to house our convergence!

Therefore, the students of UCLA have created the CRISIS FEST: A radical space at Tent City to respond to the crisis with new ideas, experiences, anger and joy.

We recognize that the budget cuts and tuition hikes are symptomatic of many broader issues that need a space for discussion: capitalism and privatization, a federal budget still focused on promoting America’s wars abroad, unemployment and the economic downturn, the resegregation of the university and the exclusion of people of color and working class people.

But we don’t want boring colloquiums or lectures: for one night we run our education as self-education; we protest with fun and festivity! There will be music, food, workshops and communal spirits in store for everyone.

And we want your help!

From 5pm until (at least) Midnight, we want to fill UCLA with your music, poetry & spoken word, discussions, dance, visuals, videos, d.i.y. workshops, and radical literature, in addition to what we’ve already set up (and the list will only get longer): discussions on student occupations, dodgeball & frisbee matches, mass camping on campus (bring your own tent!), screen printing workshops, banner & art making, rock & traditional Mexican music and a General Assembly to discuss the future of the movement.

Let us know how you would like to perform or inform and when you feel like doing it! All activities welcome. Determine your own level of participation. And then let’s get ready to take back the University and make it our own!


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