Students taking action to #FreeTheCSU with events to educate, uplift campus community

From debt-themed carnivals to teach-ins, students throughout the state are taking action this week to #FreeTheCSU from tuition, debt, discrimination, and racism.

Students for Quality Education (SQE) is hosting the events to build awareness and understanding about the need to unchain students from massive student loan debt, and improve social justice on CSU campuses.

SQE and several campus organizations and groups hosted a ‘Unity Block Party’ on Tuesday at CSU Fullerton, where right-wing malcontent Milo Yiannapoulos held a talk as part of his nationwide “Troll Academy” tour.

The event, which drew an estimated 1,000 people over the course of several hours, was peaceful and uplifting, and included workshops and entertainment throughout the afternoon that was aimed at taking a stand against hate and building community on campus.

“The Unity Block Party was about solidarity, community, resilience, education, and radical love,” said Courtney Yamigawa, a senior at CSU Long Beach. “It was empowering to be part of yesterday’s event. We showed that our diversity is our strength, and our existence is our resilience. We are all in this fight together!”

For more details about SQE’s #FreeTheCSU Week of Action, click here.