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Debra Ellis and Peter Klotz-Chamberlin: We Must Celebrate Our Neighbors, Understand Their Loss

By Debra Ellis and Peter Klotz-Chamberlin, Special to the Sentinel Ahmad Solaiman Nourzaie and Shireen Agha Ahsan were lost to our community last week, taken by the ocean near Bonny Doon Beach. They were celebrated in a remembrance event on the UCSC campus crowded with family, friends and members of their tight-knit campus community. Solaiman … Continue reading Debra Ellis and Peter Klotz-Chamberlin: We Must Celebrate Our Neighbors, Understand Their Loss

Santa Cruz's Hidden Past

California's Dark Side Many Santa Cruz residents are not aware that Santa Cruz California conducted a lynching on the Water Street Bridge. Irene O'Connell, a local Santa Cruz activist and staff member of Resource Center for Nonviolence, is interviewed by Ben Leonard, a then senior at Crystal Springs Uplands School in Hillsborough who is now … Continue reading Santa Cruz's Hidden Past

Historic UCSC Moment: Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions

Attend Tomorrow Night's Divestment Hearing! Click here to visit the UCSC CJP's Facebook page. UCSC Divest Dear Sami, Tomorrow night is a historic moment for Santa Cruz: At 8pm, the UCSC Student Union Assembly will consider a bill put forth by the UCSC Committee for Justice in Palestine (CJP) calling for divestment from companies profiting … Continue reading Historic UCSC Moment: Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions

Re-interpretation of Civil Rights Act threatens free speech at UC Santa Cruz

Kristin Szremski, Special to the Mercury News, 05/18/2011 Free speech and the unimpeded exchange of ideas are under attack on America's college campuses. Federal funding for institutions of higher education, including moneys for research and academic conferences, may be hanging in the balance. In March, federal authorities from the Office of Civil Rights within the … Continue reading Re-interpretation of Civil Rights Act threatens free speech at UC Santa Cruz