Student strike still resonates 50 years later

November 7, 2018 News 0 Comments

The 1968 student strike at SF State created the country’s first black student union and launched the College of Ethnic Studies, but its ripple effects spread far beyond the university’s campus. The months-long walkout inspired campuses across the country to form their own black student unions, and to adopt curriculums dedicated to a variety of ...

Marriott cancels campus visit hours before protests

October 31, 2018 Latest News 0 Comments

As Marriott workers fight against controversial  labor practices across the country, the seeds of dissent trailed back to the SF State University campus on Tuesday, Oct. 23 where students protested a Marriott recruitment drive inside the College of Business. SF State student Sherry Velazquez, 20, co-organized the protest because the workers’ struggle hits close to ...

Students join Marriott strikers march on Saturday

October 19, 2018 News 0 Comments

Striking Marriott workers across the country are persevering as they head into their third week of protest, spurred on by continuous media coverage of demonstrations on the street, all of which is taking a toll on hotel operations. The San Francisco Labor Council is planning a solidarity march for Saturday, Oct. 20 at 9 a.m. ...

Thousands join national strike over Marriot labor disputes

October 15, 2018 Latest News

“No Contract – No Peace!” “Uno, dos, tres, quatro… Que queremos? Un contrado!” Picketers and strikers took to the streets chanting and banging objects outside  the Marriott Marquis on Mission and 3rd Street on Saturday, as part of a nationwide strike of 7,700 Marriott workers. More than 2,500 San Francisco Marriott workers went on strike ...

Movements behind Ford allegations

October 10, 2018 Latest Multimedia News

The movement #Metoo, took the internet by storm with victims of sexual assault taking a stand against their perpetrators and standing in solidarity together. The movement started by Tarana Burke sparked when Alyssa Milano, Rose McGowan, Gwyneth Paltrow and over 20 more women accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault. Similarly to #MeToo, a series of ...

Oakland Tuff Sheds no solution to homelessness, say opponents

October 2, 2018 News

Residents of the E 12th Street homeless encampment have finished rebuilding their shelters following a widespread fire that leveled half of the 450-square-foot area on Sept. 11. Since then, the City of Oakland passed a controversial measure to displace those living in encampments and place them into Tuff Sheds that the city has erected on ...

SF State professor engineers success

September 25, 2018 News

This October, Zhaoshuo Jiang, assistant professor of civil engineering, will be recognized and awarded by California State University for his implementation of an innovative teaching practice and his devotion to assuring student success. “These exceptional recipients demonstrate leadership in their respective fields and incorporate cutting-edge techniques into curriculum,” said CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White on the ...

Oakland homeless encampment fire reveals human desperation

September 18, 2018 News

Fire engulfed a homeless encampment on E 12th Street in downtown Oakland on Tuesday, Sept. 11, scorching one-third of the shelters along with all the belongings of 30 of the 80 residents. The blaze raised questions about the housing crisis, and the treatment of citizens who need the most assistance. “I was chilling in my ...

Queer People of Color campus group returns to SF State

September 3, 2018 Life News

A defunct SF State advocacy group that was influential for shedding light on issues affecting queer people of color back in its day is about to be revived. The campus organization Queer People of Color (QPOC) was first formed in 2005 by graduate students of the Ethnic Studies program.  During a recent meeting of the Queer ...