Students from all over Massachusetts spoke with legislators about rising public education costs.
Students attending the free event will also have transportation included and an excused absence from the University the day of the event.
Students participated in the national Student Million March on Thursday.
The event, which organizers hope will spur future student activism, will demand liquidation of student debt, $15 minimum wage and tuition-free higher education.
The policy and legislative director for the Center for Educational Policy and Advocacy talks about his upcoming advocacy plans and the role he’s played in opposing student debt.
This semester’s senators are expected to engage in more outreach with students across the UMass campus.
The first Diversity Strategic Planning Steering Committee Town Hall Meeting, planned by Student Bridges, was held Thursday, just days after the campus was attacked by racist vandalism.
CEPA, Student Bridges and others advocated for more opportunities for students of color on Thursday.
Columnist Lauren Vaughn advocates for student activism against increasing debt and involvement in groups like UMass Students Against Debt.
The student government is calling for a study to be done on the ways the new Commonwealth Honors Complex could potentially affect the existing structure of area governments.
Protesting students packed the seats and lined the walls of Monday’s SGA meeting in a display of discontent over a motion to abolish CEPA which was eventually withdrawn.
Around 50 University of Massachusetts students traveled to Boston Wednesday to lobby the Massachusetts House for increased state funding for the University.