Value-Aligned Movements at/against
University of California

Strike University grew out of a movement moment - that movement being UC graduate student’s fight for a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA). Since then, much of the organizing around COLA has been redirected towards a UC-wide abolitionist campaign. In the past year, our organization has flourished and we have forged many connections with both university-based and community-based organizations across the US.

Strike U hopes to work in coalition with other movements. We strive to build a community where different folks from different social movements can educate and support each other. Below is a list of movements that align with our values. Not all Strike U members are involved in all the following campaigns; this list reflects the diversity and decentralized nature of this coalitional space. We do not seek a singular voice, but seek a multiplicity of strategies, as long as they are aligned towards a common vision.

For more information on how to get involved in any of the following campaigns, please follow the links below to find contact information:

UC Cops Off Campus

COLA Graduate Student Worker Strike

UC Divest from Mauna Kea 

Stop Land Grabs

Stop LAPD Spying, UCLA + UC Irvine

Reimagining Public Safety + Local Voices, UC Davis

If you would like your organization or group to be listed as part of this network of value-aligned movements, please reach out to us at:


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About the strike


Public education free and accessible for everyone - without student debt.
Critical thinking and skills - not bound to the imperatives of the market.
Communities of care and shared struggle - not competition for grades & grants.
Brilliance - without ‘experts’.

Learn your power to organize personal and social transformation.
Decolonize, democratize, queer, and abolish the university.