Around this time last year, I gave my first post on Campus Equity Week for the year 2017. Traditionally, Campus Equity Week was held every other year during non-election years at the end of October.
As I’ve also stated, I’ve made it a mission of mine to see that it is observed every year, and tied to adjunct actions in the Spring (like National Adjunct Action/Walkout Day) which help us to push budgetary, legislative, and even electoral goals (Ex. Proposition 55).
Both the San Diego and Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College Districts, along with the Southwestern Community College Districts, will be observing Campus Equity Week October 22nd-26th this year.
I am working with both the AFT/CFT Partime Committee and the NEA/CTA/CCA Part-time Faculty Issues Committee to help them make Campus Equity Week happen in one form or another on other California Community College Campuses.
To this end I will be working with CFT to update the Campus Equity Week Toolkit, and when the PTFIC has materials in place, I will share them on this site. To this end, if you, in your respective AFT locals, think you have good stuff and would like to share it, please submit it to me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll see if we can add it to the toolkit, with your permission.
Over the next four months, I’ll be weighing in on what I’m doing. If you look through this site, you will note that I have written upon a variety of activities you can do, and constituent groups you should talk with. It’s hardly an exhaustive list, but it should get you pointed in the right direction.
As I coordinate events at the aforementioned community colleges, and work with the following committees on these projects, I am doing all I can. I can’t help you organize your sites or your adjunct/contingents, full-time faculty, staff, and students (by the way, if you’re able, you should get all these groups involved).
Will Campus Equity Week happen at your campuses?
That is entirely up to you.
A “Good” Adjunct