NC AAUP Annual Conference October 14-15, 2016

On behalf of Dr. Jim Carmichael, President of the NC AAUP, we extend a cordial invitation to attend the 2016 NC Conference Meeting at Meredith College in Raleigh, NC.  Dr. Jo Allen, President of Meredith College, will hold a reception for the conference at her campus residence on Friday, October 14 from 5:00 – 6:30 pm. Conference activities formally begin on Saturday, October 15 with registration, coffee, and continental breakfast from 8:00 AM. The program begins at 9:00. The keynote speaker, Samuel J. Dunietz, Research and Policy Analyst at AAUP National, will conduct a workshop on Political Mobilizing for NC Higher Education (A Non-Union State).  After lunch, there will be a short business meeting, including elections, followed by a discussion on how to apply what we have learned into an action plan for NCAAUP.
 
We hope you will be able to attend the various facets of the conference and join in discussion around organizing efforts to promote positive policies for NC higher education. Whether you are a faculty member affiliated with a public or private institution, a non-tenure track faculty member, or a teaching graduate student, we encourage you to attend and give voice to your interests, ideas, and concerns for the welfare of the professorate.
 
Attached to this e-mail is a timetable of the conference with locations and an RSVP form indicating which parts you will be able to attend. Please return the completed form to Chase Hanes at cthanes@uncg.edu by October 3rd, 2016. Also attached is a map of Meredith College with pertinent buildings circled and a more detailed map showing the way to Massey House.
 
We look forward to seeing you at the NC AAUP 2016 Conference!

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Agents of Change

Come see this important film screening on Thursday, Oct. 13, from 4-6 p.m. in Ferguson 100. Agents of Change will be shown from 4-5, and there will be a panel discussion from 5-6, with one of the filmmakers as well as a couple of civil-rights-era activists from NCA&T. The screening is being sponsored by UNCG, NCA&T, and a community organizing group called the Greensboro Counter Stories Project. Please consider offering extra credit, as we hope to have a large audience to welcome the filmmaker and panelists, some of whom are coming from as far away as California to join us.

The award-winning 2016 documentary Agents of Change  reveals the untold story of racial conditions on college campuses that led to the student protests of the late 1960’s. These protests gave birth to African American, Latino, and other ethnic studies departments and programs, many of which are under attack today. Greensboro played a pivotal role in these student movements; the film features Ed Whitfield, one of Greensboro’s heroes.

Join filmmaker Abby Ginzberg and local civil rights activists and historians in a discussion about the movement for social change on college campuses then and now.  This event is sponsored by UNCG’s Office of Housing and Residence Life, the Office of Leadership and Service Learning, and the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, in partnership with NCA&T and the Greensboro Counter Stories Project.

AGENTS OF CHANGE: Synopsis

From the well-publicized events at San Francisco State in 1968 to the image of black students with guns emerging from the takeover of the student union at Cornell University in April, 1969, the struggle for a more relevant and meaningful education, including demands for black and ethnic studies programs, became a clarion call across the country in the late 1960’s. Through the stories of these young men and women who were at the forefront of these efforts, Agents of Change examines the untold story of the racial conditions on college campuses and in the country that led to these protests.  The film’s characters were caught at the crossroads of the civil rights, black power, and anti-Vietnam war movements at a pivotal time in America’s history. Today, over 45 years later, many of the same demands are surfacing in campus protests across the country, revealing how much work remains to be done.

Agents of Change links the past to the present and the present to the past–making it not just a movie but a movement.

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