Welcome to Campus Equity Week, 2015!
This year, campus equity week comes hot on the heels of the first National Walk Out Day, which gained media attention and participation from adjuncts nationwide. As we prepare to launch our latest CEW, we are excited about the direction our collective, national activism has taken us in our work to elevate the profile of adjunct and faculty equity issues.
Big News for Adjunct Activism!
NFM and its allies have a Congressional briefing set for Monday, October 26, 2015. Every member of Congress has been invited to attend this briefing, which kicks off Campus Equity Week 2015 on Monday, October 26 at 2pm in Washington DC. Click here for more details and to find out what you can do to participate.
CEW 2015: National Action
New Faculty Majority hopes to coordinate a few targeted national actions, while activists around the country plan events and actions at the local and campus level. Stay tuned to follow events as they are announced and develop. Check back with the CEW website for updated resources and information.
Suggested Themes for National Action
Participate on your campus. Connect and show solidarity with a nationwide network of contingent educators, students and their allies by participating in these suggested themes for national action.
Contact your representative to attend or follow-up on the congressional briefing with New Faculty Majority on adjunct working conditions.
Share your story on campus and on social media.
Wednesday: Wear Scarlet!
Scarlet, and the red A, have risen as symbols of equity for adjunct faculty.
Thursday: Thank You!
Thank activists and their allies working for change. Highlight examples of courage and ethical practice. Follow CEW @CampusEquityWk and like us on Facebook. #CEW2015 #CampusEquity
Friday: Forward Motion!
Keep campus equity a year-round event. Participate in national and local campaigns to achieve the goals of equality and quality in higher education.
CEW 2015: Local Action
Do you have a local or campus action or even that you’d like to promote? Please let us know! We’d love to include an announcement of your event and also feature coverage of real actions being taken nationwide by contingent educators, students, and their allies. Visit our Local & Campus Event Listings page to share your event, or contact us directly if you’d like us to feature your materials here.
Colorado State University
CSU has a vibrant, dynamic Campus Equity Week planned that includes pop-up classes, round table discussions, book talks (Michael Bérubé’s & Jennifer Ruth’s Humanities, Higher Ed. & Academic Freedom), movie screenings (the film Con-Job, as seen on our Resources page), and guest speakers. Click here to read more on CSU’s week of action.
CSU’s brochure and series of events
CSU’s guest speaker flier
CSU’s book club flier
CSU’s round table flier
CSU’s campus equity fact sheet
San Diego Mensa College
Presentations and discussion on campus equity issues at 12:45-2:30 PM, Monday through Thursday, in room H-117.
Read more about Mensa’s CEW events here, at The Mensa Press, “Equality Week Promotes Truth About Adjuncts.”
Looking for more?
Click here to access our live local events page, updated as local organizations and activists list their events with the CEW site.
Wondering what you can do to support and participate in Campus Equity Week? Besides checking in regularly to see what events are happening in your backyard, here are some helpful suggestions on how you can take action.
- Sign, Share Or Create A Petition
- Get Tips On Using Social Media Or Online Resources
- Follow Campus Equity Week On Facebook
- Submit a photo of your adjunct contract to the the Adjunct Justice Equal Pay for Equal Work Tumblr page
- Take photos of adjunct faculty or others wearing the shirts and buttons, then post your photos on social media
- If you have a Twitter account, tweet about CEW events and actions at your campus using the hashtag #cew2015 and #iammargaretmary. Follow our CEW tweets and retweet them
- Wear scarlet or red during Campus Equity Week
- Make the CEW logo your profile picture on social media
Include a simple line about Campus Equity Week in the signature line of your emails:October 26-30 is Campus Equity Week. Learn more at www.campusequityweek.org
- Send a letter to the editor to your local and/or campus newspaper
- Serve Fair Trade in Education coffee at your CEW event
- Blog for Campus Equity Week
- Submit your events to the Campus Equity Week website so that we can promote your event on our site and through social media
NFM, NEA Campus Equity Week 2015 Planning Webinar
As a part of our efforts to solicit input and coordinate with adjuncts and activists nationwide, New Faculty Majority held a webinar hosted by NEA (National Education Association) on September 9, 2015. Click here to listen to the CEW 2015 planning webinar.