Silence is NOT an option – 11/18/20 (11/18/2020)

1) ‘A Long Time Coming’: Black Women Celebrate Harris’s Ascension As Kamala Harris heads toward the highest levels of power, many rejoiced and saw her achievement as a particularly poignant reminder to Black girls that anything is possible. Read more… 2) Black Voters Helped Deliver Biden a Presidential Victory. Now What? Joe Biden thanked Black voters in [...]

Transitioning from Anti-Blackness to Pro-Black Webinar (11/12/2020)

Dear AFT Guild Members, We have purchased a limited number of tickets to this event. If you are interested in attending as a Guild member, please click the appropriate link  below and fill out the required information.  Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.  You must be an AFT Guild member in good standing [...]

Silence is NOT an option – 11/10/20 (11/10/2020)

1) Kamala Harris Makes History as First Woman and Woman of Color as Vice President Ms. Harris, the daughter of an Indian mother and Jamaican father, has risen higher in the country’s leadership than any woman ever before her.  Read more… 2) ‘It’s a Big Deal’: TV Coverage Notes Magnitude of Kamala Harris Victory On Fox News, [...]

RATIFIED! New Classified Professionals Contract (11/10/2020)

Dear SDCCD Classified Professionals, I wanted to let you all know that our new contract was ratified with 97.1% (265) voting in favor of ratification, and 2.9% (8) voting against ratification. On behalf of the Guild’s Executive Council, we would like to thank all of you for your continued support of your union!  This new [...]

Where we now stand as a nation (11/07/2020)

By The NY Times Editorial Board Having peered into the abyss of autocratic nationalism, the American people have chosen to step back from the brink. The ballot counting will continue for a few days yet, but the math is what it is: Joe Biden will have the 270 electoral votes needed to win the White House, [...]

Silence is NOT an option – Special Election Day Edition! (11/03/2020)

On this Election Day, We Look Back at the Black Americans Voting For the First Time in the 1960s: Voters make their way in and out of the booths during the 1966 Alabama Democratic Gubernatorial Elections. For many this was their first time ever being able to vote. Getty Images. After the Voting Rights Act, [...]

AFT Guild Union Meeting – Thursday, November 5th (11/03/2020)

Dear AFT Guild Members, Our next AFT Guild meeting of this academic year will be held this Thursday, November 5th beginning at 3:00pm via Zoom (see connection details below). Attached is the tentative agenda for this Thursday's meeting.  Please let me know if you have any items you would like to see added to the agenda. Looking [...]

In Case You Missed It… TODAY is Election Day! (11/03/2020)

Please Distribute Widely to all Students, Friends, and Family Members You can find your polling location here:  https://rov.sandiegocounty.gov/rov/Eng/polling.asp (wear a mask and bring your own pen) Polling hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. You can also drop off your ballot at one of these locations (or your polling location listed above): 1)  Click here to download a pdf [...]