Wayne State's UPTF-AFT Local 477 is inviting Adjuncts everywhere to descend upon Detroit on the opening day of the U.S. Social Forum (June 22-26) and march together as one unit from Wayne State to the event site at Cobo Hall. Unionized/Non-unionized, part-time or full-time -- bring your banners, placards, buttons, show your colors--be prepared to make some noise and rally around some important causes. There are so many challenges to higher education--and our always shaky job security--that there's no better time to show our support for each other and for students than now.
More info is available at http://www.uptf.org/ -- click on the Social Forum links for a letter and flyer describing the march.
The UPTF is also sponsoring a USSF workshop on June 23, at 1-3 p.m., entitled: "Voice for the Voiceless: Organizing Part-Time Faculty in Higher Education." It'll be a great opportunity to sit down together, share ideas and support each others' efforts. See http://www.uptf.org/ (same letter/flyer) for more.
For general U.S. Social Forum info, see http://www.ussf2010.org/.
Please pass the word along to your colleagues, networks, etc...the Social Forum is shaping up to be a unique opportunity for planting seeds of change and tackling today's big issues--just the atmosphere we need to raise awareness of Adjunct issues. I'll be happy to answer any questions I can -- hope to see you there!