This post is the eleventh in a series of twelve counting down the top dozen student activism stories that will be making news on the American campus in the new academic year. Follow Student Activism on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with all these stories and many more!
Last year’s March 4 Day of Action was the biggest single day of student agitation in the United States since the Vietnam War era. Students at well over a hundred campuses in more than thirty states took to the quads and the streets to protest rising fees, cuts to services, hate crimes, repression of dissent, and the privatization of higher education in America.
March 4 was the culmination of a year of student organizing unprecedented in recent American history, and it captured national media attention as no student uprising has in decades.
And now it’s happening again.
Many of the same folks who supported the March 4 Day of Action have called for a repeat performance on October 7, just seventeen days from today. There’s been less time to prepare the ground for this one than there was last time, since students are only now returning to campuses, but buzz is already big and growing.