In Other News

The schedule of the CFA Equity Conference is posted; Obama’s Other Daughters to appear: As the conference dates March 16-17 approach, the biannual 2018 CFA Equity Conference schedule is posted on the web of the CFA Council for Affirmative Action. Obama’s Other Daughters, an interactive improvisational comedy group will be there. See a preview of their show at Chicago’s Second City and catch them live at the CFA Equity Conference on Saturday, March 17. Registration for the conference is done through your campus CFA Chapter office.

CFA Supports #NeverAgain to stop gun violence in schools: CFA issued a statement this week to “bear witness to the moral leadership of the youth of Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School, and their many allies across the country, who are declaring that their safety at school matters more than the moneyed influence of the gun lobby, more than the cowardice of politicians, and more than the profits reaped from the reckless mass marketing of weapons of war in our communities.”

Teachers Unions call for action to stop the violence: The California Teachers Association, National Educators Association, American Federation of Teachers will protest for better gun control policy on March 14. They encourage educators throughout the country to wear orange that day. Survivors of the Florida school shooting plan a student-led “March for Our Lives” in Washington DC on March 24. On April 20, the anniversary of the Columbine tragedy, NEA calls on communities to join in a National Day of Action Against Gun Violence in Schools.