Day of Action for Public Higher Education

Date: 
Thu, 01/26/2017 - 8:30am - 4:30pm
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Join members of AFT Connecticut-affiliated local unions, their colleagues and students of the Connecticut Community Colleges, Connecticut State Universities, and University of Connecticut in fighting for excellence in public higher education. Different activities wil be held throughout the day, including meetings with legislators, a student-led rally on the Capitol steps, and a special screening of "Starving the Beast," a new documentary examining the systematic defunding of  our nation’s public higher education institutions.
 
Agenda: 
  • 9-10:30 a.m. – Reception and Panel Discussion
  • 10:30 a.m. – Meet with Legislators
  • Noon-12:30 p.m. – Rally on the North Steps of the Capitol to Support Excellence in Higher Education
  • 12:30-1 p.m. – Lunch: Old Judiciary Rm.
  • 1-2:15 p.m. – Student Panel Discussion with Q&A
  • 2:15-2:30 p.m. – Steve Mims, Director, Introduces His Documentary “Starving the Beast”
  • 2:30-4 p.m. – Screening of “Starving the Beast”
  • 4:15-4:30 p.m. – Discussion with Director
  • 4:30 p.m. – Closing Remarks
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Click here to watch the trailer for "Starving the Beast."
 
Old Judiciary Room, Connecticut State Capitol Building
210 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT
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Sponsor: 
AFT Connecticut, CSU-AAUP, UConn AAUP, 4Cs SEIU Local 1973
Contact name: 
Dennis Bogusky
Contact phone: 
(860) 257-9782
Contact email: 
djbsr88@aol.com