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Hayakawa: The Semantics of Strikebreaking

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 21:00
Flier comparing the organization of San Francisco State College to a corporation. Document also calls for students to continue striking and resist anti-strike actions by S.I. Hayakawa.

Rain Fails to Dampen Strike!

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 21:00
Flier discussing anti-strike actions by S. I. Hayakawa. The Strike Committee states that students who go to class are acting against the strike. The Strike Committee encourages people to join the picket line and attend a rally that day at noon, and also announces a meeting at 7:30PM that night at Glide Memorial Church.

Promise them anything, but give them a shuck

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 21:00
Document from the Strike Committee discussing administration rhetoric and tactics used to attempt to break the strike. Strike Committee discusses the importance of funding Black Studies, expresses concern about the firing of George Mason Murray and John Gerassi, and emphasizes the need to meet the demands of the Black [Students Union] and Third World [Liberation Front]. Flier ends with an announcement of a meeting that afternoon to discuss continuing the strike the next day.

Warning-Beware of Fanatics Mascarading [sic] as College Presidents

Sun, 03/10/2019 - 21:00
Facsimile of a flier describing and commenting on an incident involving Hayakawa and students on strike, during which Hayakawa climbed onto a sound truck and unplugged the cables. The Strike Committee calls for Hayakawa's removal from the College.

Strike Continues / Solidarity Growing

Sun, 03/10/2019 - 21:00
Flier discussing a request by the Academic Senate to President Robert Smith to suspend classes during convocation, and President Smith's subsequent decision to reopen classes. The Strike Committee urges students to continue the strike.

Strike Bulletin from S.F. State

Sun, 03/10/2019 - 21:00
Flier announcing the fourth week of the San Francisco State College student strike, reiterating the demands of the Third World students, and and discusses the goals of the strike in response. Describes how racism plays a part in student admissions and teaching in the university. Note at bottom states that the Third World Liberatin Front "consists of groups of Black, Mexican, Filipno, Chinese, Japanese, and Indian students."

Strike!

Sun, 03/10/2019 - 21:00
Flier encouraging students to join a picket line at 19th and Holloway Avenues on March 3, 1969 to support the 15 demands of the Third World Liberation Front.

Smash the (hearings at) State

Sun, 03/10/2019 - 21:00
Flier describes a disciplinary hearing, and the suspension of the student newspaper "The Gater". Document encourages students to rally and demonstrate at the Commons followed by a picket line at the Gym, where mock hearings will be held.

Rely on the People-Build the Strike!

Sun, 03/10/2019 - 21:00
Flier discussing a "crisis" convocation held by President Smith. Strike Committee states the convocation has negative and positive aspects, and disputes the idea that faculty is leading the strike, stating that the Black Student Union and Third World Liberation Front are leading the fight. The bottom of the document announces a mass meeting in the gallery lounge immediately following the convocation.

We're Coming Back-To Get You To Join Us

Sun, 03/10/2019 - 21:00
Flier discussing direction for the strike and explaining the "by any means necessary" plan. The Strike Support Committee urges students to register for classes to maintain their status as students, then join the strike. Document also announces a strike meeting on February 20th at 7:30PM, at the Sacred Heart Church on Fell and Fillmore.

S.F. State is not alone!

Sun, 03/10/2019 - 21:00
Flier describes increasing support for the strike in the form of rallies at UC Berkeley, Chico State, Sonoma State, San Diego State, San Francisco City College, University of Hawaii, San Jose State, and local community colleges as well as Kent State, Notre Dame, Arizona State, Northwestern nationwide. Strike Committee invites individuals to participate in a mass picket line at Glide Memorial Church followed by a public forum at the Buchanan Street YMCA in San Francisco.

San Francisco State College Strike News

Sun, 03/10/2019 - 21:00
Leaflet describing an incident involving President Hayakawa, students, and Kaye Boyle. Hayakawa is described as climbing onto a sound truck during a demonstration and ripping wires from the speaker assembly, and was reported to have fired several faculty members. Back side of the document describes an altercation between police and students in the cafeteria.

Strike at S.F. State

Sun, 03/10/2019 - 21:00
Flier describes an altercation between students and the San Francisco Police tactical squad in front of the Black Students Union. The flier documents the various events that sparked the strike, including the firing of George Murray, and encourages students to continue to support the strike and fight against racism on campus.

Rain Fails to Dampen Strike!

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 21:00
Flier discussing anti-strike actions by S. I. Hayakawa. The Strike Committee states that students who go to class are acting against the strike. The Strike Committee encourages people to join the picket line and attend a rally that day at noon, and also announces a meeting at 7:30PM that night at Glide Memorial Church.

Boycott Class

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 21:00
Flier, with note indicating that it was handed out at 19th and Holloway on 24 February 1969, addressed to San Francisco State College students stating that the strike is continuing on campus, and urging students not to attend class. Includes a handwritten note at the bottom of the page for a meeting of the Third World Liberation Front on February 24th, 1969.

No Negotiations/Smith Unmasked

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 21:00
Flier encouraging faculty unite with students around the ten demands of the Third World strike students to ensure the rehiring of George Mason Murray and the establishment of an Ethnic Studies department. Document urges students to join the strike if they have not done so yet.

Hayakawa's ""Most Exciting Day""

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 21:00
Flier discussing a speech given by S. I. Hayakawa. Document compares actions on the San Francisco State College campus to events in Germany preceding World War II, and urges students to continue supporting the strike.

The December 6th Memorial Leaflet

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 21:00
Flier, handed out December 6, 1968, announcing a demonstration and rally to be held at city hall in support of the San Francisco State College Black Student Union and Third World Liberation student strike by The Committee to Support the Student Strike. Describes a letter of support issued by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), and calls for another rally at city call on December 7, 1968.

Attention Scabs

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 21:00
Flier encouraging students and faculty not to cross the picket line of the Black Student Union-Third World Liberation Front strike at San Francisco State College, and describing the consequences of scabbing. Strike Committee also issues a warning to strike breakers that if they continue to break the strike, they will not be treated kindly.

Pig Wednesday at S.F. State College

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 21:00
Document describing a confrontation between students in the Black Students Union and the Tactical Squad of the San Francisco Police Department at San Francisco State College. Document also discusses President Smith's decision to shut down the college, and encourages students to continue supporting the striking students.