As part of our ongoing advocacy on behalf of precarious academic staff in general, and ATS in particular, the AASUA provided support to the filming and production of the film IN SEARCH OF PROFESSOR PRECARIOUS. The film is having its world premiere online this weekend with free screenings and discussion panel on Sunday evening. All the details are below. We strongly encourage you to tune in.
IN SEARCH OF PROFESSOR PRECARIOUS World Premiere!
THE WORLD PREMIERE FILM SCREENING:
"Great!... this ranks with the best!" - Dr. Joe Berry, author of RECLAIMING THE IVORY TOWER
"An important and compelling film!" - James DeFelice, Canadian Screen Award Winner
IN SEARCH OF PROFESSOR PRECARIOUS, the Canadian documentary feature examining the issues, stories and struggles of precarious contract faculty in higher education, will be getting its free, online WORLD PREMIERE in honour of Labour Day Weekend for 48 hours from Friday, Sept. 4, 2020 at 5:30 pm Mountain Daylight Time until Sunday, Sept. 6 at 5:30 pm MDT. (4:30 PM PDT/7:30 PM EDT/8:30 PM ADT)
TO SEE THE FILM FREE OF CHARGE, GO TO THE FILM WEBSITE DURING THOSE LIMITED TIMES: http://professorprecarious.com/
The online world premiere will be followed on Sunday, Sept. 6 at 5:30 pm Mountain Daylight Time (4:30 PM PDT/7:30 PM EDT/8:30 PM ADT), by a free, live Zoom interactive panel/webinar, PRECARIOUS PROFESSORS MOVING FORWARD, addressing current issues for precarious contract faculty.
Dr. Joe Berry, contingent faculty in History and Labor Studies, activist and author of the classic RECLAIMING THE IVORY TOWER and editor of COCAL UPDATES, (the contingent faculty news aggregator, available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org);
Dr. Sarika Bose, Chair of CAUT's (Canadian Association of University Teachers) Contract Academic Staff Committee;
Frank Cosco, Chief Steward, Vancouver Community College Faculty Association;
Pam Johnson, leader of Ontario College's former "Contract Faculty Forward" group and an OPSEU (Ontario Public Service Employees Union) strike steward;
Chandra Pasma, Senior Research Officer, CUPE (Canadian Union of Public Employees), co-author of "Contract U".
Hosted by the film's director, Gerry Potter, a longtime precarious professor, activist and filmmaker of IN SEARCH OF PROFESSOR PRECARIOUS.
Please click the link below to join the webinar at the time of the webinar (no pre-registration required):
Webinar ID: 883 7871 6131
International dial-in numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kb3EG9lcXh