1. Tomorrow– Rally for Inclusion
2. Next week – Affordable Housing Forum
3. May 20 – AFT 2121 picnic party at Golden Gate Park
4. May 20 – Bargaining Team nominations due
5. Report back – Arming Campus Police
1. (Tomorrow, May 6) Rally for Inclusion on the 135th anniversary of the Chinese Exclusion Act.
Join AFT 2121, Chinese Progressive Association, Chinese for Affirmative Action and many more on May 6 at 12pm at Portsmouth Square in San Francisco Chinatown for a Rally for Inclusion! On the 135th Anniversary of the passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act, we stand together in solidarity to resist the Muslim travel ban and anti-immigrant and refugee policies. Excluding immigrants on the basis of race and religion was wrong then and it’s wrong now!
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2. (Thursday, May 11) Affordable Housing Forum
Next week join AFT 2121 for a forum examining affordable housing in the Bay Area. Matt Hardy from the United Educators of San Francisco, Maurice Goodman, Trustee at San Mateo Community College District and a Community Housing Partnership representative will be discussing the problems of the affordability crisis and ways to move forward to address it.
The Affordable Housing Forum will be held next Thursday, May 11 from 1-2:30pm at the Ocean Campus in the Student Union Building (Room TBD) Stay tuned for more details.
3. (Saturday, 5/20) End-of-the-year Union Picnic
You’re invited to our AFT 2121 picnic!
Who: Faculty, partners, kids, pals
When: Saturday, May 20 from 11:00 am-3:00 pm
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.
4. (Saturday, May 20) Bargaining Team nominations due
Any member who fills out the AFT 2121 Bargaining Team Nominations Form and gets the signature of 20 other members can be can be nominated to run in the Bargaining Team election to be held at the Delegate Assembly on 5/23.
The deadline for turning in your form is Saturday, May 20 at our Union Picnic in Golden Gate Park. If you wish, you may also include a 100 word statement on why you would make a good member of the Bargaining Team. The Bargaining Team will then be elected by the Delegate Assembly at their May 23 meeting on the Ocean Campus in MUB 140 from 3-5pm. If you have any questions about the Bargaining Team election procedure, please call (415-585-2121) or email us (firstname.lastname@example.org).
5. Report-back: Arming CCSF Police
On Wednesday, May 3, the Academic Senate Executive Committee considered a resolution to survey the faculty about arming the CCSF Campus Police. The resolution was introduced in preparation for a May 18 Participatory Governance Council vote on a proposal recommending that CCSF Campus Police carry firearms.
Due to numerous concerns expressed by faculty, the survey motion was withdrawn. In its place, a new motion was introduced: this one a directive to AS President Mandy Liang to request that the PGC table their vote on arming police until the fall, so that the Academic Senate will have time to get more faculty input on this issue. This motion passed.
We will keep union members informed about further developments