Liberate Cuny Front, Press Release.

The struggle at CUNY takes a new form.


Today October 20th 2013, The City College Administration appropriated a Safe-Space on its North Academic Campus. The Guillermo Morales/ Assata Shakur Community Center is an independently run space that allowed students to congregate and study together. This space was also responsible for community outreach throughout The Harlem Community, facilitating an affordable farm-share and making affordable fresh food accessible, a book exchange for students who cannot afford textbooks, and the housing center for the activities of the Students for Educational Rights and the Revolutionary Student Coordinating Committee. Using the space, students have won victories such as the 24 hour library and free printing.

Like the Safe-Space in the first floor of the CCNY NAC (North Academic Center), The Shakur Center is sovereign from CCNY and under the jurisdiction of students, the administration cannot appropriate these rooms without notification. Yet despite the promise of sovereignty, the school went ahead and took over the revolutionary space…

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