Join us for a special Freedom School session on “Elite Capture and Our Fight for Solidarity in Higher Ed,” on Thursday, November 3, at 7 p.m. Click here to RSVP for the Zoom link—and help us spread the word by sharing this Facebook page.
Our featured speaker is Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò, the acclaimed author of Elite Capture: How the Powerful Took Over Identity Politics (And Everything Else) and an associate professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University. The session will be hosted by Donna Murch, associate professor of History and New Brunswick Chapter President of our union. To get ready for this session, you can read Táíwò’s article “Identity Politics and Elite Capture” in the Boston Review.
Rutgers AAUP-AFT began organizing Freedom School in 2020 to follow in the tradition of Ella Baker, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and the long black freedom movement. The pandemic has disrupted both our ordinary lives and how we connect to each other. We want Freedom School to be a virtual classroom and discussion space for union members, students, and the broader communities that Rutgers serves, with the goal of developing leadership and political education.
Please join us online on Thursday, November 3, at 7 p.m. for “Elite Capture and Our Fight for Solidarity in Higher Ed.” You can click here to RSVP for the Zoom link and click here to share the Facebook page. And if you haven’t already, please subscribe to our Freedom School YouTube channel.
Donna Murch, New Brunswick Chapter President, BIPOC Caucus Co-Chair, Rutgers AAUP-AFT
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