Solidarity

Solidarity and Recovery support in Puerto Rico

As faculty with family in Puerto Rico, we recommend a focused fundraiser for ISER Caribe. Here is also a helpful list of local organizations. Among other topics at our membership meeting, we will hear from Professor Alaí Reyes-Santos who is organizing a delegation of students for a trip to Puerto Rico. The pedagogical goals are: To engage the ethical issues raised by the current crisis in Puerto Rico through documentation and relief efforts in affected areas. Deepen our understanding of what digital humanities research can provide to address issues of racial, economic and environmental justice through documentation and distribution of…


Stand With Lane County Workers For A Better Contract.

Rally for Respect, Dignity, and a Fair Contract. Lane County Workers need your help! After nine months of negotiations, we are still without a contract. Those who are people of Faith, believe in social justice, and Union brothers and sisters, WE NEED YOU! We are standing up against an economic attack on our community and need you standing shoulder-to-shoulder with us. Come support the Workers of Lane County Local 2831. Monday, September 18 at 12 PM – 1 PM Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza Facebook Event


2017 AFL-CIO Summer School

The 2017 AFL-CIO Summer School will focus on how we strengthen unions and build a united movement at a time of growing divisions in the country. Join us for engaging classes and plenary discussions of the challenges facing Oregon workers and what it takes to build a fair economy. AUG 4-6, 2017 University of Oregon campus in Eugene, OR New this year: Tools for fighting for change (while significant portions of our membership are under renewed attack); building unity across the “political divide” – finding ways to unite members who disagree on politics; and learning how unions can organize and…


AAUP Summer Institute in Cincinnati

2017 Summer Institute The 2017 AAUP/AAUP-CBC Summer Institute is coming to University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio. From July 27 to July 30, more than two hundred other higher education professionals from around the country will gather for four days of exciting workshops and special programs. We bring in organizers, data analysts, seasoned campaigners, and issue experts to build your skills as an advocate for AAUP principles, collective bargaining, and higher education. Summer Institute Scholarships for Faculty of Color As part of an ongoing commitment to building diverse leadership in chapters and at the national level, the AAUP-CBC has set aside…


Annual Spring Picnic & Potluck

Save the date!  United Academics’ Annual Spring Picnic & Potluck will be Saturday June 10, 4-6pm at Tugman Park. Bring your family, bring a dish to share and bring a pair of socks or some travel-sized toiletries to help the folks at White Bird Clinic. We’ll provide beer, burgers and alternatives for vegetarians/vegans.  


Panda Express Fundraiser Wednesday, May 17th

Print the attached flyers and bring one to the EMU Panda Express any time on May 17th, and the Strike Hardship Fund will get 20% of what you spend on your lunch or dinner!  Have a meeting that day?  Consider meeting at Panda!  Or pick up Panda Take-out – as long as you show the flyer we will receive 20%. If you like to use their online ordering system, just enter the Promo Code number on the flyer during your online checkout, and we’ll get credit. Have an extra tasty lunch on May 17th! Tell your friends! Treat yourself and…


Gentle Flow for Dreamers – By Donation

Join UO DREAMers this Saturday, May 6, 1-2pm in Gerlinger Annex an afternoon of relaxation, intentional movement, and focused thought to benefit the UO DREAMers Workgroup. For 50-minutes, instructors will take you through a hatha flow sequence of standing postures, classic form sun salutations, warrior poses, and seated stretches. All ability levels are welcome here! UO DREAMers is committed to the success of all undocumented students at the University of Oregon by fostering their talents and promoting their sense of safety and belonging as they pursue their higher education goals. Among other commitments, the workgroup aims to gather resources, increase retention,…


Immigration Policy and Coalition-Building in the Age of Trump

Panel Discussion: “Immigration Policy and Coalition-Building in the Age of Trump.” April 11, 2017.  12-1:30PM.  145 EMU Panelists will discuss updates on immigration policy from their perspective and discuss strategies for coalition-building locally and nationally to protect immigrant communities. Panelists include: Larry Kleinman, Director of National Initiatives for CAPACES Leadership Institute; State Representative Diego Hernandez; Roberta Phillip-Robbins, J.D., Executive director of MRG Foundation; and Guadalupe Quinn,  Group Latino de Accion Directa de Lane County. Moderated by Dan Tichenor, Professor in the Department of Political Science and Senior Faculty Fellow with the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics.


Beyond $15: Immigrant Workers, Faith Activists, and the Revival of the Labor Movement

The First Feekin Speaker Series event! Jonathan Rosenblum will discuss how Seattle’s immigrant workers won the fight for $15 in his newly released book:Beyond $15: Immigrant Workers, Faith Activists, and the Revival of the Labor Movement.Wednesday, March 22nd University of Oregon Knight Law School, Room 175 4:00 – 4:30  Reception 4:30 – 5:45  Presentation and Discussion Jonathan Rosenblum has been a community and labor organizer for more than thirty years.  His new book provides an inspirational blueprint for a powerful, all-inclusive labor movement and is a call for workers to reclaim their power in the new economy.


Immigrants’ Rights for Allies (Resisting ICE)

Tuesday, March 7 at 6:30 PM – 8 PM 2520 Harris St, Eugene, OR 97405-3046 This is a Know Your Rights training specifically for allies who want to be help protect and support the immigrant community. The training is focused on what the laws are around immigration and how allies can assert their rights to help protect immigrant communities. Some of what the training will cover: -Oregon Immigration Law -Sanctuary Policies -Worksite Enforcement -Creating a plan -Interacting with law enforcement -What ICE agents can & can’t do and how to assert your rights -What you can do -We will also…