Teach-outs to be held on Sproul Plaza this week

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The Open University at Occupy Cal will hold teach-outs from 12-2 p.m. from Tuesday to Thursday on Sproul Plaza to address how education should be accessible to all, according to a Facebook event.

According to the event, Matt Williams, a UC Berkeley senior and candidate for ASUC president with the Defend Affirmative Action Party, will speak about “Why We Need Affirmative Action” tomorrow at 12 p.m.

Open University — a working group within Occupy Cal that is committed to the educational front — has been holding teach-outs throughout the semester, although they were temporarily stopped due to poor weather conditions, according to Navid Shaghaghi, a UC Berkeley senior and member of the group.

“Teach-outs are an alternative view of education … Open University’s vision (is that) anyone has something to teach and anyone can learn,” Shaghaghi said. “Education should be something free, comfortable so people can learn about anything.”

According to Shaghaghai, additional Occupy Cal events are still being planned and are yet to be determined.