Congressional Briefing Set For 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. Please help us to inform and educate our elected representatives about the imperative to address the contingent faculty crisis by calling and e-mailing your elected representatives to urge them to attend this briefing or to send key staff! They are more likely to respond and to attend when their constituents contact them.
Look up contact information for your senators and representatives at OpenCongress.org
Excerpt From the NFM Foundation:
Please join us for a briefing that will include an excerpt from a new documentary film on adjunct faculty working conditions by the nonprofit Brave New Films. A panel of adjunct faculty and students will explain how legislators and policymakers can reverse this destructive trend of contingent, precarious employment in higher education, including through targeted legislation and the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA).
Speakers (current and former contingent faculty and students) include: Marisa Allison, George Mason University; Judy Olson, Cal State Los Angeles; Bonnie Halloran, U. Michigan; Matt Williams, formerly at University of Akron, and David Wilder, Cuyahoga Community College (Ohio)
View the trailer from Brave New Films: