In Other News…

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES: The CSU campuses affected by intense wildfires and smoke  have reopened this week, including at Sonoma State, which was closed for a week. Sonoma CFA Chapter President Elaine Newman said, “There has been incredible loss and suffering here by faculty, students, and staff, and it’s too soon to know the extent. Two faculty in my department alone lost homes.”

In addition to many other resources, CFA members who suffered losses can seek financial assistance from the California Teachers Association Disaster Relief Fund. (If you  need assistance reaching the CTA Fund, contact the CFA HQ.) Also, Sonoma State has a site to make donations to Sonoma State fire victims and a Facebook page offering help.

HEARING ON THE STATUS OF ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES: California’s state Senate Select Committee on Asian Pacific Islander Affairs will co-host with the UC Davis Asian American Studies Department on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 11 am to 1:30 pm in Meeting Room D of the UCD Student Community Center.

Kim Geron of CFA’s Asian Pacific Islander Caucus said, “Asian American Studies was founded as part of the civil rights movement that established Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State and UC Berkeley. Fifty years later, the field continues to be under attack, underfunded and marginalized.” CFA members in Asian American Studies will testify. RSVP to attend.

SAVE THE DATE! CFA EQUITY CONFERENCE MARCH 16-17: The biannual conference returns in 2018, and among the many panelists and speakers will be Columbia U. Psychology and Education professor Derald Wing Sue. Sue’s studies focus on multicultural competency, and he is one of the nation’s foremost experts in the study of micro-aggressions. Registration, which starts soon, will be done through your campus CFA campus chapter