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The first time around, the phone zap tactic was extremely successful! With your support and solidarity the Ché Café was able to force the administration of UCSD to begin negotiations with the collective during last summer.

This time around, our intentions are not only to force the administration into serious negotiations, but also to put pressure on them to place a permanent stay on the eviction notice that has been issued against the Ché Collective.

Starting at 10 a.m., call Vice Chancellor of student affairs Juan Gonzalez and demand that:

1. UCSD place an immediate stay on eviction proceedings against the Ché Café.

2. Ché Café Collective be included included in upcoming Master Space Agreement negotiations.

VC Gonzalez phone number: (858) 534-4371

Don’t just call once! Keep calling!

Leave messages with his secretary.

Our goal is to overwhelm them - if they sound annoyed, it means that we are getting under their skin (exactly what we want to do).


The Che Cafe is a multicultural centre in San Diego, a community space, a d.i.y. venue, a server of vegan food, a safe and sober LGBTQA space, and a not-for-profit collective run by students and community members on the UCSD campus. It fosters critical thinking, diversity, anti-capitalism, and community; acts as a space for learning and sharing; fights oppression through education and a lack of acceptance for oppressive behavior and actions; and is a historical space which has been operating in the community for the past 35 years.

Currently the university is attempting to evict the space. The Che is not only a landmark in the San Diego community, but an example of collective thinking and the sharing of art. To lose the space would be to lose a source of cultural and artistic wealth.

The Che is still alive and being occupied. It has won against the university before through direct action. Save the Che. Save spaces of positive growth. Fight for and foster spaces in your community which make it what it is.