“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
Official Selection: Workers Unite Film Festival and Docs Without Borders Film Festival
In search of Professor Precarious, the Canadian documentary feature examining the issues, stories, and struggles of precarious contract faculty in higher education will be having its free, online WE in honour of Labour Day weekend.
To see the film free of charge, please go to the film website during the 48 hour window from Friday, Sept. 4, 2020 @5:30 pm Mountain Daylight Time until Sunday, Sept. 6@5:30 pm MDT. (4:30 PM PDT/7:30 PM EDT/8:30 PM ADT): http://professorprecarious.com/ . Subtitles available in English, French and Spanish: click “CC”.
The online world premiere will be followed on Sunday, Sept. 6@ 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 and UBC
Frank Cosco, Vice President and Bargaining Committee Chair, Vancouver Community College Faculty Association and Co-Author with Jack Longmate of the Program for Change
Pam Johnson, leader of Ontario colleges’ 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):
Passcode: 375259 or iPhone one-tap: US: +13017158592,,88378716131#,,,,,,0#,,375259# or +13126266799,,88378716131#,,,,,,0#,,375259#
Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 929 205 6099 or +1 253 215 8782
Webinar ID: 883 7871 6131
International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kb3EG9lcXh
Thanks to OPSEU, FPSE, ACIFA, CAFA, NFB FAP, EAC, CUPE and CUPE 3911, ULFA, AASUA, APTPUO, CPFA, CUPFA, FNEEQ, SCCCUM, OPSEU 569, CUFA, TSSU, VIU and OCUFA!