There’s a lot to report from yesterday’s national Day of Action, including arrests at two California campuses and building occupations in two states that appear to have continued into this morning, but I didn’t want to let this smaller story go.
About five hundred UCSC students gathered on an athletic field yesterday to spell out the words FREE EDUCATION with their bodies. Butcher paper was hung nearby to let participants voice their opinions on educational issues, snacks were provided, and someone even arranged for a plane to buzz the event and take pictures from the sky.
And then there’s this, from the fourteenth paragraph of the student newspaper’s story on the action:
“‘[It went] amazingly,’ Miska said. ‘People felt comfortable enough to get naked and there are thoughtful responses [to the questions posed] on banners. I think everything happened as it should have.'”
Way to bury the lede, guys.