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Campus Equity Week:
Draft Final Conference Agenda
Pre-Conference Rally at Thompson
Center (Il State Office Building), Randolph and Clark, Noon to 1PM. Rally to call for passage
of various bills in state legislature giving equal rights to form unions and bargain collectively
to community college part-time faculty, public university graduate employees, and Chicago City
Agenda for Metro Chicago CEW Conference, Friday, November 2, 2001, 2-7:30 PM, Harold
Washington College, 30 East Lake Street, Chicago, IL.
1:30-2:00 PM: Registration
Plenary, Room 1107: 2:00 - 3:30
2:00 -2:10: Introductions and Welcomes
Chicago CEW Coalition - Liesl Orenic
AFT Local 1600, Harold Washington Chapter Chair Mike Ruggeri
Barbara Wolf personally introduce new film, A Simple Matter of Justice,
show partial section on contingent
organizing and announce full showing with discussion in evening.
2:40-3:30: The State of the Organizing Movement: Local and National
Joe Berry from CEW Chicago CEW Coalition and Binational CEW Committee
Cary Nelson of UIUC and author of Will Teach for Food and Academic Keywords
Room 401: Working with Academic Discipline Organizations
Jocelyn Graff, (TESL) ITBE
David Slavin, (History) AHA/OAH
Luann Swartzlander, Midwest MLA
Room 402: Graduate Employee Organizing
Nicole McLaughlin, IFT
Kat McLellan, UIC-GEO
Room 403: Alliances with Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty
David Sayjak, President Elgin CC Federation of Teachers
Jamie Daniel, University of Illinois, Chicago
Room 404: Starting from Zero: How to Start Organizing on Your Campus
RAFO at Roosevelt, Liesl Orenic
NIU Local 4100/IFT, Sandy Flood
Room 405: Labor Laws: Knowing Your Rights
Tom Suhrbur, Organizer, IEA
Representative from IFT
Room Unconfirmed: Organizing Non-Credit Faculty
Representatives, including founding organizers, from AFSCME 3506, Adult Educators
of Chicago City Colleges.
Plenary, Room 1107: 5:15-6:00
Discussion and vote: A Regional Strategy for Chicago: Continuing the Work of CEW
A Proposal for forming a Chicago Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor (Chicago COCAL)
Social and Refreshments: 6:00- 7:30
Full showing of A Simple Matter of Justice with filmaker Barbara Wolf present to
answer questions and lead discussion.
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