1. Petition – Defend Free City for ALL San Franciscans
2. Delegate Assembly at Civic Center tomorrow – AFT 2121 events
3. Organizing for May Day RESISTANCE
4. Follow up – March for Science
1. Sign and share the petition: Defend Free City College for ALL San Franciscans
Please sign and share this petition to the City College Board of Trustees: Keep City College FREE for ALL San Franciscans.
Last week the SF Examiner reported that some CCSF Administrators and Board of Trustees’ President Thea Selby may be trying to exclude students from the Free City College program based on academic performance.
CCSF has always been and should remain a place of opportunity where those who need it the most get second, and even third chances. Struggling students must choose between paying for classes, paying for rent, or paying for textbooks. And some of our most vulnerable students will not be able improve their academic performance if they can’t afford to take the classes they need. We need to defend the Free City program for ALL San Franciscans!
From the beginning the Free City Initiative was crafted to be inclusive and to communicate to all SF students that our college is their college, especially at moments when they may be struggling academically. And San Franciscans passed prop W to Fund Free City College for ALL San Franciscans. The money is there.
You can help. Tell our CCSF Trustees not to ration education by excluding students from the Free City College program based on academic performance. We must keep our Free City College program open to ALL San Franciscans.
2.You’re invited! AFT 2121 events:
(Tuesday, 4/25) AFT 2121 Delegate Assembly
Who: AFT 2121 faculty, precinct reps, and leaders
When: Tuesday, April 25 from 3-5pm
Where: Civic Center Campus, room 205
What: Our Union’s April meeting
More info: Get the DA agenda
(Thursday, 4/27) Learn how to get your student debt forgiven
Who: Faculty and open to students too
When: Thursday, April 27th from 4-5:30 pm
Where: Ocean in Wellness Center Room 321
What: Student debt clinic
Get the flyer
(Saturday, 5/20) End-of-the-year Union Picnic!
Who: Faculty, partners, kids, pals
When: Saturday, May 20 from 11:00 am-3:00 pm
Where: Golden Gate Park, Lindley Meadow, Picnic tables 10 & 11
What: Barbecue fare, beer, lemonade, kid-friendly games, awards and lots of fun to kick off the summer (rain cancels).
Bring: Lawn chairs, blankets, games, frisbees, kiddos, friendly dogs.
More: Get the flyer
3. How can I join the May Day RESISTANCE?
You’re invited to join the AFT 2121 contingent during the May 1st Day of Action. You can help us fight back! AFT 2121 supports all CCSF faculty and all workers who choose to participate in the resistance action on May 1st. AFT 2121 will be joining the San Francisco Labor Council contingent at the rally and march beginning at Justine Herman Plaza in San Francisco. Meet us at 11:00am by the Bocce Courts on the side closest to Don Chee Way.
RSVP and Invite for AFT 2121 faculty.
It’s time to fight the attacks on freedom, dignity and human rights. It’s time to RESIST. It is time to defend all people, including workers, immigrants, Muslims, Women, LGBTQ people. It is time to defend our climate, our schools and our unions.
Join outreach before May 1st Day of Action
SF Bay Resistance is leading outreach day on Saturdays in April to get people to join us in the streets on May Day. Orientation and training will be provided. Find out how you can help.
Other Bay Resistance May Day actions:
AFT 2121 stands in solidarity with the call from the janitors & security guards union, SEIU USWW, from immigrant righs group, COSECHA and from the local Women’s March organizers to all working people, to all communities for a day of action on May 1, 2017!
#DayWithoutAImmigrant #DayWithoutAWorker #DayWithoutAWoman
4. AFT 2121 had fun at the March for Science!
AFT 2121 passed a Resolution in Support of the Science March and then had a great time together at the March for Science last weekend. We were glad to see everyone who was able to join our contingent. If you want to stay informed about future organizing within the March for Science Community you can follow the March for Science Facebook group or check for updates on the march for science website.