Student-Led “March in March” to #SaveCUNY—Wed., Mar. 29, 4 PM
CUNY students, led by the New York City College of Technology Student Government Association, will march across the Brooklyn Bridge this Wednesday, March 29 at 4 PM to demand State investment in their university and to oppose tuition hikes. They’re mobilizing CUNY students, alumni, faculty and staff, and elected officials to join in the “March in March.” The crowd will assemble this Wednesday at 4 PM in the Quad at NYC Tech (300 Jay St., Brooklyn) before heading to the bridge and marching to City Hall Park (31 Chambers St.). Members of the PSC will be marching with the CUNY students, who share our demand that any free-tuition or enhanced affordability policy include new funding to hire full-time faculty, raise wages for adjuncts and improve student support services.
RSVP here to join in. Let’s stand by CUNY students as they are standing by us. Another CUNY is possible!
One-Day Senate Push Tomorrow—Make A Call!
The State budget deadline is this week. Tomorrow registered voters represented by the PSC will receive an email from President Bowen asking them to call or text a toll-free number to be connected immediately to their State Senator. Please make the call and tell your senator to insist that the final State budget include additional CUNY funding.
New Radio Ad Urges Increased State Investment in CUNY
The PSC’s State budget ad campaign continues this week with a new radio ad arguing that adding students without adding resources could undermine student success. “Albany has to get this right,” the ad says. Listen and retweet it on Twitter. Like and share it on Facebook. You can tag your legislators if you’re sharing the ad on social media. If you’re not a social media user, you can listen on the PSC website.
Junior Faculty Professional Development Day—Fri., Mar 31
The challenges newly hired faculty face can be daunting, but they don’t have to face them alone. There is still space available at the PSC’s Junior Faculty Development Day Friday, March 31 from 12-5 PM in the PSC Union Hall (61 Broadway, 16th floor). It’s an afternoon of workshops and presentations from department chairs, tenured faculty and union officers organized to help faculty navigate the tenure process and utilize the resources available at CUNY to support their scholarship. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. To RSVP or to ask questions, contact Deirdre Brill, PSC Organizing Director, via email: [email protected] or phone: 212-354-1252. Experienced faculty are asked to please forward this message to your newly hired colleagues.
People’s Climate March, Washington D.C., Apr 29
Reserve Your Spot on a Bus
President Donald Trump has surrounded himself with fossil fuel advocates and climate change deniers. He wants to crush pipeline resisters, roll back the progress in clean energy made during the Obama administration and drop U.S. support for the Paris climate agreement. The People’s Climate March in Washington on April 29 will be a powerful way to show mass resistance to Trump’s attack on the environment. (Read about it in Clarion.) The PSC is sponsoring two buses for members at reduced cost. One will leave from lower Manhattan and the other from Brooklyn. Click here to reserve a place on a bus and make your payment.
Working Theater Presents “Bamboo in Bushwick”—Apr 23
The PSC will be hosting a special group at a performance of “Bamboo in Bushwick” on Sunday, April 23 at 2 PM at Urban Stages, 259 West 30th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues. The play tackles the thorny issue of gentrification from several angles, using comedy and magical realism to explore gentrification. Tickets for PSC members are $25. To reserve a seat, make a check out to Working Theater and mail it to the PSC/ 61 Broadway/ NY 10006/ Attention: Steve Leberstein.
Visit the online calendar for locations and more information
Bronx CCChapter Meeting, Mar 30, 12:00pm
Junior Faculty Professional Development Day, Mar 31, 12:00-5:00pm
Retiree Chapter Meeting, Apr 3, 1:00pm
John Jay College Chapter Meeting, Apr 3, 1:30pm
Environmental Justice Committee, Apr 3, 6:00pm
HEO Chapter Mass Meeting, Apr 4, 6:00pm
Legislation Committee Meeting, Apr 5, 6:00pm