On April 11th and 12th, while the Indiana University Board of Trustees holds its annual meeting, students and staff throughout the statewide system will walk out of class and off the job to protest critical issues plaguing higher education across the country—from sky-rocketing tuition costs to privatization schemes to barriers facing undocumented students.
Add your name to The Nation's open letter supporting the strikers' demands and imploring Indiana University to refrain from punishing students who choose to strike. Student activists are also asking supporters to write a letter of solidarity to the Indiana Daily Student at firstname.lastname@example.org and to make a small contribution to help them out with much-needed supplies.
In his post for StudentNation, James Cersonsky details the reasoning behind the strike.
Focusing on a parking privatization plan that could increase student parking costs by as much as 32 percent annually, students at Indiana University and Purdue University at Indianapolis created a video that warns against the "zombification" of the student body as important university decisions are outsourced to private companies.