As we look toward a new presidential administration that promises to be challenging, I’m writing to chapter and conference leaders to make you aware of a couple of events that the AAUP is cosponsoring next week around the inauguration.
Campus Sanctuary Day of Action (January 19)
We are joining allies across the country in promoting a day of action January 19 urging college and university administrators to establish public spaces of resistance and protection for our most vulnerable students. The AAUP supports the campus sanctuary movement because we value both the free exchange of ideas and the safety of all those who wish to engage with them.
We’ll be sending information and a guide to members who signed up to receive updates on the campus sanctuary movement; if you would like to sign up for these updates, please do so at https://actionnetwork.org/forms/be-part-of-the-sanctuary-campus-movement
Women's March on Washington (January 21)
We are also a partner with the Women's March on Washington, which will occur January 21 in Washington, DC, with sister marches across the country.
People from diverse communities across the country will gather to send a message to the incoming President and Congress on their first day in office: women's rights are human rights. We will join citizens, activists, civil society organizations, workers, and educators marching for equality and social justice and against hate and division.
Rutgers AAUP-AFT is sending down members in several buses to march and participate. We know many staff and other member leaders will also be in attendance. Please send us a heads-up if you and your chapter or conference plan to participate (firstname.lastname@example.org). Also be sure to share photos or video of your participation with our communications department and use hashtags #WhyIMarch #WomensMarch and tag @AAUP.
More information is at www.womensmarch.com.
Director of External Relations