Meanwhile, there has been NO HALT to the development of Berkeley’s historic farmland despite almost 2 decades of public protest, and Berkeley’s Chancellor Dirks has refused to meet with students to discuss the issue!
Now is the time to tell the UC: WALK YOUR TALK.
The UC’s press office, in applauding the new initiative, said that “Students, faculty and staff have turned UC’s campuses into living laboratories for sustainable food practices.” And yet their actions go against their words.
What you can do:
- Mark your calendars to join us to rally at the UC Regents meeting at UCSF on July 16th to send our message directly to Napolitano, the Regents, and the Chancellor! http://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/meetings
- Start calling the Chancellor’s office to demand that Chancellor Dirks meet directly with delegates! (510) 642-7464
- Like us and share our updates on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/studentsforengagedandactivelearning
- Follow and retweet us on twitter @SealStudents to tell the UC to #walkyourtalk and create a #foodinitiative on #all20acres of the #gilltract!
- Help us get over 2000 signatures on the petition by the Regent’s Meeting on July 16th! bit.ly/PmFEiN
With your help, we can make a “food initiative” something that is actually meaningful. We can save an actual part of a public campus to be a “living laboratory” space – one where the UC commits not just to research in extractive industrial agriculture, but community-driven research on food justice issues that addresses the real needs of the people!
Let’s show Napolitano that we are serious and will keep mounting pressure for her to WALK HER TALK with a Food Initiative on the Gill Tract.
Tell Napolitano, global initiatives start at home.
Students for Engaged and Active Learning