“Family Student Housing.”
Most know the residential area exclusively through the Santa Cruz Metro’s automated bus stop announcement. The 199-unit housing community extends from the edge of Porter Meadow down to the east entrance in 42 nondescript beige buildings.
Single mothers across campus have found themselves with little support, due to disbanded groups, budget cuts and the reduction of services for parents over the last decade. Despite challenges, the women strive to give their children a good life and a bright future.
The Students of Color Collective (SOCC) finished a week of hunger strikes, optimistic about the success of their protest. Situating their demonstration at the base of campus, SOCC proved to be an organized and resilient group of concerned students.