In solidarity with the National Adjunct Walkout Day on February 25. (Facebook|Twitter)
Here’s a good write-up by Kate Jenkins for The Atlantic.
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Yeah, I know it doesn’t sound as well the morning after, but now it’s time to drink that bitter cup of coffee, or in my case a 16 oz. can of Rockstar, and get on with it.
First, and I cannot stress this enough NAWD, NADA, or NAAD who whatever you want to call it cannot die.
This is what I’m going to do over the next few days. I’m going to every site on the blogroll that has a comments page, and I’m telling that henceforth, every fourth Wednesday in February should be declared National Adjunct Day of Action, or well…whatever.
We need to institutionalize this date while it is fresh in mind.
Don’t simply make it the date of 2/25. Why not? Because NADA needs to be a day of campus-related action, and needs to take place on campuses, and at times when campus traffic is at its highest–right square in the middle of the week.
We do these actions to empower ourselves and to inform those most directly affect by our presence, exploitation, or again whatever you want to call it–our students.
How many are you going to reach on a Saturday or Sunday rally? Yeah, you know…
And by the way, we need to do this now, before the various organizations at large get together and tussle with the date, and lose the whole point in their turbidity.
The next thing you need to do, well, I’m going to get into that tomorrow, but now I’ve got Humanities quizzes to grade, because after all, besides being a noise maker and general pain in the ass, I’m a teacher, and yes…
I’m still an Adjunct
A Good Adjunct