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A Chance for Justice for the Gill Tract Farm

Today, the California Supreme Court heard the appeal trial on the City of Albany’s Environmental Impact Report for the UC’s long-contested proposed commercial development project for the historic Gill Tract Farm. An intergenerational group of Albany residents, UC Berkeley students, UC Village student families, and East Bay Food Justice advocates packed the court to hear … Continue reading A Chance for Justice for the Gill Tract Farm

Everything can change in a second. We build from here.

Everything can change in a second. We build from here. Reposted from http://occupythefarm.org/everything-can-change-in-a-second-we-build-from-here/ In the early morning of Thursday, February 26th, UC Berkeley’s office of Capital Projects commissioned the clear-cut of 60 trees on the south side of the historic Gill Tract Farm. The UC’s quick move to begin clearing the way for their proposed housing and … Continue reading Everything can change in a second. We build from here.

Fight Privatization! Reclaim the Commons!

Fight Privatization! Reclaim the Commons! #FightTheHike #GillTractDefense Tuition hikes are only the tip of the iceberg in the revolving door of industry robber-barons, neoliberal government, and oligarchic regents who are mismanaging public resources. For the first day of the Statewide 96 Hours of Action against Tuition Hikes and Police Violence, SEAL led a direct action … Continue reading Fight Privatization! Reclaim the Commons!

Glimpse into SEAL’s November Rally outside California Hall

On November 7th, 2014, Students for Engaged and Active Learning sent 7 delegates to meet with Chancellor Dirks and present our Report on a Food Initiative on the Gill Tract Farm, including our petition, and a Letter signed by over 50 educators and researchers from the University of California. You can read the minutes from the meeting here.

Meanwhile, students, community members, and Professors shared stories and inspiration at our SEAL IT UP Rally for the Gill Tract!

Take a look, below!

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Art night celebrates years of resilience in Gill Tract Farm community

Media Advisory Art night celebrates years of resilience in Gill Tract Farm community January 24, 2015 Berkeley, CA: This Saturday, the Gill Tract Farm community will be coming together to celebrate resilience and hope in the local, grassroots struggle for food sovereignty and justice. This intergenerational community has been stewarding and defending this historic farmland … Continue reading Art night celebrates years of resilience in Gill Tract Farm community

Notes from SEAL Meeting with Chancellor Dirks 11/14

Meeting between Chancellor Dirks and SEAL November 14, 2014 1pm-2pm California Hall, Room 200 **Comment on the notes from SEAL: We are still awaiting official approval of notes from the Office of the Dean. Dan Mogulof, Executive Direct of Media Relations, emailed on 11/21 to say that he would be providing edits to the notes by … Continue reading Notes from SEAL Meeting with Chancellor Dirks 11/14