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Final project occupy uc csu universities

final projectOccupy uc&csu universities

Travis Dennen

Comm. 125

11-17-2011


Social justice
Social Justice

  • Definition of social justice: Social justice generally refers to the idea of creating an egalitarian society or institution that is based on the principles of equality and solidarity, that understands and values human rights, and that recognizes the dignity of every human being.

  • Education and Social Justice By J. Zajda, S. ...

  • en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social justice


Focus of project
Focus of project

  • There are many “occupy,” movements going on around the country right now. Most people are looking at the 99% and 1% economic protesters and rioters. The “occupy,” movement I would like to focus on for my project are the underlying issues regarding the reasons for the increase in student tuition over the past few years.

  • Just yesterday, 11-16-2011, the CSU board of trustee’s voted to increase tuition next semester by 9%!


How does this relate to sj
How does this relate to SJ?

  • I feel as though this project related to social justice because in my mind it is not socially justifiable to increase tuition rates on students who already struggle to get by through college.

  • I plan on conducting and interview with a professor, a current CSU or UC students paying higher tuition rates. Then I will compile footage together of protests along with a narrative to complement the video.


You tube clips
You Tube clips

  • Berkeley/Oakland join forces

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IUAKNJrFpY

    -Defunding of public education

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dvu52xkccbY

    -Protest of UC tuition increase

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDQrdHGuWss


Concluding thoughts
Concluding thoughts

  • Is it socially justifiable to increase tuition costs on students for the mismanagement of money by UC,CSU, and governments officials over the past few years/decades?

  • Questions/comments?