Protest against U.S. invasion of the Dominican Republic, 1965, at old Scripps Aquarium
Students protest rules that do not allow visits in dorm rooms by members of the opposite sex. Committee formed with faculty support. 1966.
Rally vs. U.S. war in Viet Nam
UC Regents meeting at UCSD with Governor Reagan in attendance 1968
Silent demonstration against Reagan by UCSD students, staff, and faculty
Hundreds of UCSD students surround Gov. Reagan's car before Regents' meeting, November 22, 1968. Regents ruled that Black Panther Eldridge Cleaver could not teach at UCLA. Banner at left reads "No appeasement of Reaganism." (Photo: Rev. John Huber)
Rally in Revelle Plaza in support of Berkeley students, 1969
Strike meeting in main gym, May 26, 1969
Marcuse speaks in old gym
Rally against U.S. war in Viet Nam, Revelle Plaza, 1968. Herbert Marcuse at podium (center bottom).
Rally in support of UC Berkeley students, Revelle Plaza, 1969
Marcuse leaves San Diego in July of 1968 after receiving numerous death threats.
Marcuse hung in effigy, San Diego City Hall, 1969.
Triton Times, October 17, 1969
Student takeover of Urey Hall, 1970. During the takeover, UCSD students learned that four students had been killed by National Guard troops at Kent State University in Ohio.
UCSD graduate student Fania Davis, sister of Angela Davis, was active with Black Panther Party in San Diego. Local police attacked her apartment in Del Mar and arrested her and shot her partner UCSD student Sam Jordan.
Anti-racism rally, 1970
History graduate student George Winne lights himself on fire in Revelle Plaza to protest the American war in Viet Nam, May 10, 1970. See wikipedia entry on George Winne for more information.
Triton Times, May 15, 1970
In Revelle Plaza, students gather where George Winne set himself on fire.
Police officer holding gas can and sign reportedly used by George Winne.
Protest vs. UC President Saxon, 1975
UCSD Chancellor McElroy in center.
From 1974-76, UCSD was home to a Black student newspaper: UJIMA: Collective work and responsibility"
Students occupy chancellor's office to protest denial of tenure to African American history professor Emory Tolbert. Chancellor Richard Atkinson (center) had the 34 students arrested on June 2, 1981.
Anti-draft rallies, early-1980s. President Ronald Reagan proposed reinstating the draft but Congress did not follow through. The military draft had been abolished in 1973.
Anti-draft rallies, early-1980s
Anti-apartheid in South Africa rally, mid-1980s
History professor Steven Hahn speaks at anti-apartheid rally, mid-1980s
Anti-apartheid in South Africa rally, mid-1980s. UC divested in 1986.
Demonstration vs. Gulf war (U.S. invasion of Iraq and Kuwait), 1991.
UFW founder Cesar Chavez at UCSD, 1991
AS President Agustin Orozco throws menacing looks as Cesar's bodyguard.
UCSD or How A Public University Became Private: State funding for UC shrinks throughout the 1990s. In 2012, UCSD inaugurated "Wells Fargo Hall."
UCSD students block I-5 south after Rodney King verdict, 1992
Campus police guard Chancellor's office, 1992
Rally vs. Proposition 209 (elimination of affirmative action), 1996
Mario Torero, Angela Davis, Betita Martinez at the Che Cafe, 1993.
No on Proposition 227 (elimination of bilingual education), 1998
Mariscal, Lipsitz, Gutierrez at opening of Cross-Cultural Center, 1995.
Rally for inclusion of minority students and faculty, 1998
Dr. Patrick Velásquez
TA union organizing drives, 1990s
Pro-diversity rally, 2001
SAAC: Natalie Davis, Denise Pacheco, Catherine Medrano, Eugene Mahmoud, Nneka Nonyelum, Fatima Padojino, Alex T. Tom
Mechistas with Dolores Huerta! (April 2002)
Protest vs. U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq, 2004
Protest vs. vivisection of animals in UCSD labs, 2004
Pro-immigrant rights campus rally, 2006
Dr. Max Parra (Literature) speaks at pro-immigrant rally
Pro-immigrant rights rally in San Diego, 2006
UCSD students at pro-immigrant rights rally in San Diego, 2006
Antiwar rally against U.S. occupation of Iraq, 2006
Rally for Darfur and divestment from Sudan, 2006
Anti-sweatshop rally, 2006
UCSD students at rally for DREAM Act, Chicano Park, 2007
Congressman Bob Filner represents.
Students rally to reform DOC program at Marshall college, 2007
Dr. Carlos Blanco Aguinaga speaks at rally for reform of Marshall College's Dimensions of Culture program, May 3, 2007
Professor David Pellow preaches!
March for fair wages for UCSD janitors, 2008
Rally for fair wages for UCSD janitors, 2008
Legendary teacher/activist Sal Castro (4th from left) visits UCSD, 2008
Organizer, draft resister, and co-founder of the National Chicano Moratorium Committee against the U.S. war in Vietnam Rosalio Muñoz talks to UCSD students, 2008.
Rally against passage of Proposition 8 banning gay marriage, 2008.
Chancellor Marye Anne Fox speaks to anti-Prop. 8 demonstrators
Anti-Prop. 8 students walk to Mormon church in La Jolla. Much of the pro-Prop. 8, anti-gay marriage, funding came from the Mormon Church.
Rally vs. police brutality. Oscar Grant was an African American, 22-year-old father of two, who was shot to death in Oakland by a BART police officer on January 1, 2009.
Rally for Public Education, September 24, 2009
The September 24 rally was one of the largest rallies in UCSD history.
Teach-in on UC budget crisis, 9/24/09
Professor Jorge Mariscal
Professor Chandra Mukerji
Professor Bud Meehan
UC San Diego, 9/24/09
March 4, 2010 Day of Action on the crisis in CA higher education
Edwina Welch, director of Cross-Cultural Center
BSU leader Fnann Kelflezighi addresses crowd.
Photo by John Hanacek
Prof. Rosaura Sánchez, Literature
UCSD students attend March for Public Education in downtown San Diego, 3/4/10
Association of Raza Educators (ARE), 3/4/10
Two generations of UCSD activists attend Angela Davis lecture (from left to right): Fnann Keflezighi, Iris Blanco, Samuel Bostick, Mar Velez, Carlos Blanco, David Ritcherson, Sy Prescott.
UCSD MEChA students march in solidarity with Wisconsin workers. Madison, WI. March 19, 2011.
Save Public Education rally. November 9, 2011
UCSD Med Students stage die-in against police brutality, December 10, 2014