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Oct. 3, 4pm – Rally to Save the Urban and Public Administration Program at the Graduate Center for Worker Education at 25 Broadway

Rally to Save the Urban and Public Administration Program at the Graduate Center for Worker Education at 25 Broadway 

Please Come to Protest and Rally to Save Our Prestigious Program 

Where: Brooklyn College Main Campus Gates 

@ Bedford Avenue, off Campus Road 

Directions: Take 2/5 to Flatbush Avenue/Brooklyn College or Take Q to Avenue, and walk eight blocks to Bedford and Campus Road 

Day: Thursday, October 3 from 4:00pm-7:00pm 

We are in this together and call on all students, graduates and faculty to attend the demonstration. We know you are busy, but please join us even for a brief time to urge Brooklyn College to hear our voices. 

Demands 1. Full restoration of the educational and support services available to students at the Downtown Manhattan campus of the Brooklyn College Graduate Center for Worker Education Program.

2. Extend the admissions deadline for fall to August 1st for fall and December 1 for spring, as other CUNY worker education programs. For a program to be open to working people, they must be able to make their own decision about when they are able to begin their graduate study.

3. Restore a full-time academic advisor to the Brooklyn College Graduate Center for Worker Education in lower Manhattan to assist students, guide them through the admissions process, advise them on their program, and help them to register, and career goals as is the practice in CUNY programs.

4. Assign an interim director to the Brooklyn College Graduate Center for Worker Education who is committed to sustaining a worker education program.

5. Conduct a full search for an equally committed permanent director. The student body must approve the individual finally chosen as director and be fully involved in all stages of the interview and selection process.

6. Restore the Brooklyn College Graduate Center for Worker Education’s full complement of activities; e.g. forums, conferences, etc.

7. Reinstate the quality faculty members who previously taught at the Center.

8. Provide a clear statement about how students will be able to take the necessary course work to fulfill the center’s graduation requirements despite the current dearth of options.

 

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