May Day Teach-in Schedule and Outline of the Day
On Steps of B Building facing Park Blvd.
8:30: Gather at B Building
9:00: Greeting and Music by La Rondalla Amerindia de Aztlan
9:05: Jim Miller, Professor, English and Labor Studies: May Day History and how it is relevant to current threats to labor and democracy in the Trump Era.
9:15Rosi Escamilla, Professor, English and Chicano Studies: Lucy Parson’s speech and how it speaks to the present
9:25: Justin Akers-Chacon, Professor, Chicano Studies: May Day and the History of Immigrants’ Rights Struggles
9:35: Enrique Davalos, Professor, Chicano Studies: How Communities are Resisting the Current Assault on Immigration Rights
9:45: Doc Rivera, EOPS Counselor and Personal Growth Professor: Students as Workers and Activists (Music)
10:00: Masahiro Omae, Professor, Political Science: Economic Inequality and Its Effects on Policy and Democracy
10:10Alejandra Lucero-Canaan, Professor, English and Yaneth Escobosa, City College Alum, Honors Staff: How the Material Consequences of Economic Inequality Intersect with Race and Gender
10:20: Laila Aziz, Board Member, Pillars of the Community, Director of Operations, Metro San Diego: The Prison Industrial Complex as One of the Wages of Economic Inequality
10:30:Kelly Mayhew, Professor, English, Labor Studies Program Coordinator: How Economic Inequality Intersects with Climate Justice
10:40:Gerald Vanderpot, City College Classified Staff: The Existential Threat to Public Education
10:50:Christy Ball, Professor, English: Students and Adjuncts as Disposable People in the Trump Era
11:00: Music by La Rondalla Amerindia de Aztlanbefore student march and speak out.
11:15 Student March around campus: Sign making at B Building for people arriving from elsewhere
2:15-1:00: Student performances, music, and Speak Out.
1:00: Music before Rally
AFT, Student, and Community Speakers
2:00: Music by La Rondalla Amerindia de Aztlan and March to Federal Building
May Day Teach-In Study Guide: 10 Questions
Here are some general questions to consider as you attend the teach-in:
- 1) What are the historical origins of May Day or International Workers Day? How does the history of May Day speak to the present?
- 2) Who was Lucy Parsons? How does her speech address issues that we are still dealing with today?
- 3) What is the history of the contemporary immigrants’ rights movement? Why is it important?
- 4) How are local communities reacting to the current crack-down on immigrant communities by the Federal Government?
- 5) What are some of the challenges community college students face? What role do students have as workers and activists?
- 6) What is our current level of economic inequality? What effects does it have on our politics and communities?
- 7) How does economic inequality intersect with race and gender issues? How are ordinary people’s lives effected?
- 8) What is the role of the prison industrial complex in our communities?
- 9) How will current Trump administration policy affect the climate? Or the environment? What is at stake?
- 10)How will current Federal education policies affect our schools and colleges? How will they affect teachers’ and students’ lives?