Action Steps to CONSIDER AND DO!!

Dear UPI:

Congrats and thanks on the wonderful turnouts we have had for Karen Lewis in recognition of Dr. King and for Jesse Jackson starting our collective action in response to the hostile takeover of higher education being attempted by leadership in Springfield.

We have some events on the horizon I want to encourage you to put on your calendars and attend. Check them out below, starting tomorrow tonight and this weekend!

(And, you know that if I come up with something else and all of a sudden say the time for direct action is now, we all do it, right!!? There’s no telling what we may need to do to support Chicago State, Western Illinois University and our own students.)

In solidarity and looking forward to seeing you at some of these events over the next weeks!


Thursday, 1/28 @ 5:00 at UIC: educate yourself and wear UPI green to show our support
FREE higher ed: a conversation for the whole community

Illinois Room A, Student Center East
750 South Morgan Street
Speakers will include Adolph Reed, Jr., Kenneth Warren, Jennifer Ashton

Saturday, 1/30 @ 10:00 am at Rainbow/PUSH Follow up on Jackson’s Invitation
Rally to Fund Public Higher Education

930 East 50th Street (50th and Drexel), Chicago Il 60615
Our students will be attending this event: be there for them and for all of us!
(Wear green!)

Thursday, 2/18 @ 3:00 on Campus in SU 214
UPI Membership Meeting

Be there for a legislative report, update on contract implementation, and training for further action
(!t’s always good to wear green, get the heart chakra going, do that UPI thing!)

Thursday, 2/25 @ 3:05 on Campus in LWH 1001
Stand Up/Speak Out: an all campus rally to fund our futures led by AFSCME and the Student Government Association

There will be speakers and you can be part of the speak out!
Watch for tabling with all constituencies out and working to unite the best campus in the world–OURS!!–in the fight against cuts to higher education.
(What the heck!? WEAR GREEN!!!)