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|Laborfest: Fighting The Just In Time Professor Concept|
|Date||Saturday July 18|
|Time||2:00 PM - 3:30 PM|
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Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library - 6501 Telegraph Ave., Oakland
Fighting The Just In Time Professor Concept: A Lesson From The SF Bay Area Metro Organizing Strategy
The dirty secret about higher education is that about two thirds of the faculty are part-time or full-time temporary adjunct professors hired by the class or semester. In the past few years, adjuncts have been organizing, striking and unionizing in record numbers. Many of them are using a new strategy known as the Metro Organizing Strategy, which organizes across a geographic region rather than campus by campus, where non faculty is included. Join a critical discussion about these organizing campaigns.
Robert Ovetz, Ph.D. is a migrant mindworker of academia who teaches at three Bay Area colleges and universities. He writes about the changing division of academic labor and strategies for resistance.
Jessica Beard is a lecturer in English and Critical Theory at San Francisco State University and the San Francisco Art Institute. She teaches in the METRO program at SFSU--a joint effort by CCSF and SFSU for first generation college students of color in the Bay Area.
Jessica Lawless was an adjunct professor in the arts and humanities for 9 years. Organizer with SEIU local 1021’s Adjunct Action campaign.
Gifford Hartman has worked in adult education for over two decades, mostly in literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL). He also participates in Labor History events, writing and talking about the history of class struggle. In 2008, he was part of a 4-day strike at a non-profit ESL school in San Francisco.
For more info: rfovetz [at] riseup.net
See also: http://www.laborfest.net/2015/2015schedule.htm