Join us on April 6th at the university YMCA for Organizing 102, the next common furlough action day! After the success of Organizing 101 at the February teach-in, we decided another “class” in the series was necessary. There are no pre-requisites in order for you to attend, though!
The event is straightforward, yet crucial to our success. From 12-1 those of us with organizing experience will moderate discussion and train attendees on how to organize. From 1-2:30 we plan to go out and do the organizing: write the emails, set up the meetings, and talk to our colleagues. Doing can be a lot more scary than talking, but we won’t have success, and we won’t grow, if all we do as a union as talk. Finally from 2:30-3 we will debrief (with cookies, of course). There is a chance we will shorten this event so that it doesn’t overlap with an AAUP event on the tenure process.
I look forward to hearing your thinking on the kinds of topics you want to see covered in Organizing 102. Don’t work on your furlough day, organize to affect change… and most importantly, bring a friend!