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No Layoffs of UC Berkeley Ethnic Studies Staff Employees!

The budget cuts has dramatically affected Social Sciences and Humanities at UC Berkeley. On March 4, the Daily Cal, wrote that "Seven departments within UC Berkeley's Division of Social Sciences at the College of Letters and Science - including African American studies, gender and women's studies and ethnic studies will begin consolidating staff in an effort to cut $500,000 from the division, which will result in layoffs and reductions in work hours." The Ethnic Studies department faces significant cuts that will affect the well-being of the students, workers, and alumni with the proposed layoffs of Ethnic Studies staff taking affect as soon as April 2nd. It is urgent that we, as Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) alumni of UC Berkeley and allies to communities of color and historically subjugated groups, must support Ethnic Studies by signing this petition to put pressure on Administration.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Chancellor
    Robert J. Birgeneau
  • Dean
    Andrew Szeri

    Berkeley AAPI Alumni Association started this petition with a single signature, and now has 405 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.