Supporters of increased funding for education are kicking off a statewide week of action -- what they're calling "Occupy Education". An alliance of students, teachers, other workers and community activists will rally around the state and nation. Next Monday, thousands are expected to rally at the State Capitol. They're also calling for support for the so-called Millionaire's Tax ballot initiative for the November ballot. Here's some of what's happening in Northern California.
*U.C. Berkeley campus: an "open university" from 8 a.m. to Noon at California Hall. A Noon rally at Sproul Plaza, then a march to Oakland's Frank Ogawa Plaza, which Occupy Oakland renamed Oscar Grant Plaza.
*San Francisco City College: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. "stations" to speak to students about the day and week ahead. 12:30 students walk out of classes for 1 p.m. rally at RAM Plaza.
*San Francisco State University: 1 p.m. march to CCSF Ram Plaza to join rally.
*San Francisco Teach-In and occupation at California State Office Building at 455 Golden Gate Avenue at 3 p.m.
*San Francisco Civic Center: Mass rally 4.p.m. to 6 p.m.
*San Jose State University: Rally and march from Noon - 2p.m. beginning in front of Clark hall and ending at Tower Hall.
*Sonoma State University: Noon-2 pm at Stevenson Quad in front of Stevenson Hall between Salazar Hall and the Student Union.
*CSU East Bay: Noon-2 pm, Agora stage and Lawn (in front of old union)
* Fresno State University 12:30 march from Joyal Administration steps to Free Speech Area near Madden Library for 1 p.m. rally.
*Laney College Quad: 12:30 rally with march to Oscar Grant Plaza.
*Santa Rosa Junior College: 2 p.m. rally at Doyle Library with a march to the Rattigan Building state offices.
Source: press releases and Refund California website http://www.makebankspaycalifornia.com/