AFT Guild

In Defense of Academic Freedom and the First Amendment


AFT Guild, Local 1931


We urge you to attend this meeting addressing vital issues:


In Defense of Academic Freedom and the First Amendment


When?  Friday, 22 August 2008

10:30A – 1:30P


Where? San Diego Mesa College, LRC 435


FLEX Workshop 49256


Featured Presenters:


Erwin Chemerinsky

(Dean of the new UC Irvine Law School, First Amendment scholar, trial lawyer)


Marty Hittelman

(President, California Federation of Teachers)


Constance Carroll

(SDCCD Chancellor)


Judith Michaels

(CFT Legislative Director)


Chris Goff

(AFT Higher Ed Div./Free Exchange on Campus)


Hon. Howard Wayne

(Former California State Assembly Member, Attorney)



Audience participation welcome



The forum will introduce the new AFT Policy Paper, “Academic Freedom in the 21st-Century College and University;” inform the audience about the Academic Freedom principles and First Amendment rights; and review recent attempts to legislate restraints on faculty through ideological litmus tests and quotas.


Complimentary light refreshments