BE THERE TOMORROW – University Day 2017: academics/activism/arts Th 3/2, Rep. Chris Welch Joins Keynote Ralph Martire at 1:30 to Speak on the Budget Crisis and Higher Ed Funding

Dear UPI – we are happy to announce that State Representative Chris Welch will join our University Keynote Ralph Martire tomorrow. We will gather at 1:30 in Alumni Hall, Thursday 3/2 to hear both on the harm done to the state when we damage Higher Ed through underfunding.

At the last membership meeting, Steve Wolk who has been a participant in earlier and all struggles at NEIU, offered these sage words: our students are citizens of Illinois and need to be educated about the current budget crisis. That’s what tomorrow is about: educating ourselves and each other. Please be there tomorrow and bring your students and colleagues.

I’m sending the schedule of the full day tomorrow again and I can’t wait to do all of it!

In solidarity,


NEIU’s University Day: Academics/Activism/Arts, Thursday, March 2, 2017

The 82: Community Resistance
a drop-in literary event with student and faculty writers
Village Square 11:00 am – Noon

University Day Keynote Presentation
Ralph Martire, Center for Tax and Budget Accountability
“Higher Education: Collateral Damage in the Budget Battle”
knowledge to help turn protest into political power
Alumni Hall, 1:30 to 3:00

Let’s Talk It Out NEIU – an all-university discussion of the fiscal crisis in Illinois and what it means to our university and communities
NEIU Student, Faculty and Staff Moderators
Golden Eagles, 3:00 – 4:30 pm

Caryl Churchill’s Cloud 9
Stage Center Theater Blg. F at 7:30 pm (also showing Feb. 23, 24, 25, March 3 at 7:30., and March 4 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm)
Cloud 9 takes us on a journey to view social and gender roles across time in Colonial Africa and then a hundred years later in modern day London. What changes and what doesn’t?