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This Week in the PSC (04.08.13): RSVP for PSC's Mayoral Forum

Apr 08, 2013

RSVP for PSC’s Mayoral Forum—Tues., Apr. 23

Bill de Blasio, Adolfo Carrion, John Liu, Christine Quinn, and Bill Thompson have agreed to appear at PSC’s Mayoral Forum on Tues., Apr. 23 from 7-9 PM. Other candidates’ confirmations are pending. You can RSVP for the forum at this link and download a flyer to share with colleagues at this link. Candidates will be asked about their views on public higher education and New York City labor contracts at the forum, and PSC members will have an opportunity ask questions. It will be in room 201 of the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College (2180 3rd Ave., at 119th St.). For more information, contact Amanda Magalhaes.

Lobby with Students at PSC’s CUNY at The Council Advocacy Day—Wed., Apr. 24

PSC is partnering with student groups (NYPIRG and CUNY USS) to demand substantial restorations and improvements to the city’s budget for CUNY and financial aid. Together, we will make the case for CUNY at a joint CUNY at the Council advocacy day. Click here to sign up to lobby alongside CUNY students and meet with City Council members in their offices at 250 Broadway on Apr. 24. To review PSC’s city budget platform and learn about trends in City funding for CUNY, click here to download the PSC booklet Invest in Opportunity, Invest in CUNY Community Colleges. Contact Amanda Magalhaes for further details.

PSC Demands an End to Pathways’ CCRCs

The PSC Executive Council unanimously passed a resolution last week objecting to the Office of Academic Affairs’ further extension of the Common Core Course Review Committees (CCRCs) used to circumvent faculty governance. With the expiration of Pathways’ initial CCRCs, Executive Vice Chancellor Logue has created new extra-governance CCRCs to vet courses. The resolution opposes the continued use of CCTCs and calls for their “permanent end.”

Labor Goes to the Movies Presents, The Dupes,—Fri., Apr. 12

PSC’s ongoing film and discussion series continues its theme of Contesting Islamophobia this month with The Dupes (Syria, 1973), a film by Egyptian director Tafiq Saleh. It tells the story of three Palestinian men who attempt to enter into Kuwait to find work. The film’s scathing indictment of corrupt Arab bureaucracies and Palestinian dispossession caused it to be banned throughout the Arab world on its initial release. See it Fri., Apr. 12 at the PSC Union Hall (61 Broadway, 16th floor). Doors open at 6 PM. A discussion will follow the film. Light food and drink provided. There is a $2 suggested donation.

Celebrate Women’s Activism at a Screening of Passionate Politics—Fri., Apr. 19

The PSC Women’s Committee invites you to a screening of Passionate Politics, a documentary about lesbian feminist trailblazer Charlotte Bunch. The film will be shown Fri., Apr. 19 in the PSC Union Hall (61 Broadway, 16th floor). Doors open at 6:30 PM. A discussion with filmmaker Tami Gold will follow the film. Refreshments provided. RSVP with Marcia Newfield at [email protected]. Learn more at

Adjunct Health Insurance Extended Through April 30

The current adjunct health insurance through the PSC-CUNY Welfare Fund is extended through April 30. (Read the message here.) The union has been working closely with University management to gain final approvals.

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