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#CEW2013 (@CampusEquityWk) Agitprop Flash Mob

#CEW2013 (@CampusEquityWk) Agitprop Flash Mob | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it

…Chicago, 6-7pm, Nov 2: Join in the struggle for equitable higher education! With a hat tip to Brecht and agitprop theater, we'll be singing a repurposed version of "Hallelujah, I'm a Bum" to help raise awareness of national adjunct working conditions. Anyone is welcome to join! The more, the merrier. This will be filmed by an independent cinematographer for national distribution.

Meet at The Horse (Michigan & Congress, NE corner). Wear dark colors. Bring your belting voice, your tambourine, your bucket drums. I'll bring an accordion. Think Threepenny Opera. Think Brecht. Think Agit-Prop. Listen to a 1928 version of the song by Harry Mac http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uKbIkYGsIg, then read the lyrics that we'll be singing and watch the introduction to Brecht below for context, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-828KqtTkA

Come ready to make a racket. Stand up! Speak out! Campus Equity NOW!

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VanessaVaile's comment, November 5, 2013 4:39 PM
while waiting for me to add the video, catch in on Vimeo, https://vimeo.com/78592044
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NLRB Orders East-West U. to Stop Denying Work to Union Organizer

NLRB Orders East-West U. to Stop Denying Work to Union Organizer | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it
Filed under: Academic Labor.

 

MORE POSTS ABOUT. Academic Labor ... Duquesne U. Adjuncts Vote to Unionize · California Legislation Would Allow Research Assistants to Unionize · view all Academic Labor posts ...

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A victoruy for New Faculty Majority Board member Curtis Keyes: *if* EW complies. To date their track record in this area (compliance) leaves a lot to be desired, from CHE http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/nlrb-orders-east-west-u-to-stop-denying-work-to-union-organizer/53401 ;

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MLA subconference | MLA subconference – Resisting Vulnerable Times

MLA subconference | MLA subconference – Resisting Vulnerable Times | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it
January 8-9, 2014*
Location: TBA
Deadline for submissions: November 15
papers@MLAsubconference.org

 

This year, the MLA hosts its annual convention in Chicago, IL under the title of “Vulnerable Times.” As in past years, committees and special sessions will be convened to address the pressing material and financial conditions shaping our profession and its possible futures.

 

But who are the subjects of such times? While individuals certainly experience it in different ways, vulnerability is distributed disparately across constituencies and groups as part of the systematic reproduction of hierarchies and forms of segregation that have long characterized higher education....

 

What is the role of graduate students, contingent workers, and autonomous intellectuals in organizing to change the distribution and affects of vulnerability today? Can those of us struggling on the strange outside and inside of the profession, on the margins of an institution but constituting the bulk of its labor, afford to do otherwise?

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This - concept and event - look very interesting. I hope there is a way for those unable to attend in person to follow and even participate. All due respect to organizers of the 2011 MLA "counter conference," but this sounds like what I had hoped that would be but, alas, was not.

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