Vampire Slayers is a working group of faculty, staff, and community members working closely with students and other organizations in the social justice movement. They are based at San Francisco State University with a group at City College of San Francisco. Vampire Slayers focuses on contributing in-depth information, research and analysis, creative public education, and opportunities for dialog, motivated by a positive vision of public education as the foundation of an authentic democracy.
A vampire is loose in the state of California, sucking the lifeblood out of public education, public health, and social services. This vampire has three fangs:
- lost revenue due to tax cuts that privilege corporations and the wealthiest individuals in society,
- misallocation of revenues to expand prisons, and
- the allocation of state revenue to support United States military policies.
Vampire Slayers want to build a stronger movement in public education—on campuses in San Francisco and statewide—as part of the broader movement for human rights and social justice. They oppose budget cuts, seek tax justice; demand education not incarceration, equal access to relevant quality education for all communities, justice for immigrants; support for student access and the preservation of ethnic studies, including all liberal arts education.