Campus Equity Week coming to CSU & nation’s campuses, Oct 28-Nov 2

Campus Equity Week 2013

Faculty organizations across the U.S., including on CSU campuses, are preparing for a week of panels, movie showings, lectures and more to organize and speak out on issues undermining higher education on our campuses.

CFA President Lillian Taiz said, “The challenges to our public higher education system are not unique to California. We need to team up with faculty organizations all over the country because we are stronger in asserting our voice together.

“Events like Campus Equity Week 2013 and one of its sponsors, the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education are helping us do that.”

Many CSU campuses will host showings of the play “For Profit” about being a recruiter of students for a private edu-business institution.

A panel discussion at Los Angeles will feature the author of “The Assault on Public Education,” William Watkins of the U. of Illinois.

Other panels and fora will take up “Corporatization and Privatization of Higher Ed” at East Bay, student debt at Dominguez Hills and San Marcos, the Campus Diversity Report at Humboldt, working conditions at Long Beach, “Handling Issues of Discrimination & Harassment” at Sacramento, how the changing University affects equity and diversity at San Diego, and “Financial Equity” regarding pay and student debt at Sonoma.

At San Francisco, an outdoor rally will take on “Student Learning Conditions are Faculty & Staff Working Conditions.”

At SLO, the CFA chapter is putting together a special showing of Robert Reich’s new film “Inequality in America” at a local theater. At Stanislaus, “Calfacacino Day” on Oct 31 will wrap up a week of activities.

Learn about events on your CSU campus planned or being planned for Campus Equity Week and the events planned across the country.  Follow it on Twitter at #CEW2013