HELP NEW COLLEGE OF FLORIDA REMAIN INDEPENDENT
Student Walk-Out and Public Support Rally:
New College of Florida
5800 Bay Shore Road
Thursday February 20th 1pm to 4pm
Reason for the Rally/Walk-Out: New College of Florida, Sarasota’s public Liberal Arts College and Florida’s only honors public liberal arts university may be taken over by Florida State University, if Florida House Bill 7807 is approved.
State legislators claim it will be more economically efficient to merge New College with FSU. No analysis has been provided by the State Legislature, no public hearings – not one legislative member reached out to New College administration prior to the recent announcement.
New College of Florida is an institution of progressive learning and activism valuing freedom of inquiry. Let’s keep it that way!
Location: Rally to be held outdoors at ACE Plaza on campus – on the west side of Tamiami Trail at the base of the pedestrian overpass, next to the Jane Bancroft Cook Library. See map: https://www.ncf.edu/admissions/visit-campus/maps-and-directions/
Parking: PLEASE carpool or Uber. Public parking is available on campus but will be limited. Additional parking at the Shell station, or at the north end of Bay Shore Blvd (gravel lot), or at the Asolo/Ringling parking south on Bay Shore Blvd.
What to Wear: Please wear New College merchandise or school colors: light blue and white, Democratic Blue, or Indivisible Blue
Social Media Posts: Please use #SaveNCF for all social media posts including video and pictures of the event
Signs: Please bring signs if possible. Suggestions:
KEEP NEW COLLEGE INDEPENDENT
NEW COLLEGE – NO MERGER
LET OUR VOICES BE HEARD
Link to Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/s/save-our-school-walkout-for-an/3308819945799739/
Press/News Coverage: The press is invited and will be attending so our participation is crucial. SEE YOU THERE