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Countering Misinformation In The Classroom: A Media Literacy Discussion

Thursday, March 3, 1 PM - 2 PM

Educators have long taught students the skills needed to evaluate sources and locate reliable information, but in an era of virulent misinformation, this task takes on greater importance. Teaching media literacy is not just about ensuring students cite quality sources in their papers; it’s about ensuring they’re prepared to be educated participants in democracy and civic society. In this Q & A style session, AFT President Randi Weingarten will be joined by Steven Brill, veteran journalist and co-founder of NewsGuard, to learn about the misinformation trends NewsGuard’s analysts are encountering in the field, and to discuss the tactics educators can employ in their classrooms to counter these trends.

Register HERE (via Zoom)

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Race, Labor, and the Afterlife of Mass Incarceration 

 

Monday, Mar. 7, 2022, 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM

 

Join the University of Washington Bothell Labor Studies Colloquium for a talk with Reuben J. Miller for "Race, Labor, and the Afterlife of Mass Incarceration.

Register HERE (via Zoom)

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Adjunct Unemployment Workshop

Friday, March 18, 3 PM - 4:30 PM

AFT Washington has helped hundreds of adjuncts successfully apply for unemployment benefits over more than a decade. With the new, more complicated unemployment process due to COVID-19, this workshop is intended for seasoned and new applicants alike. The aim is to increase your chances of getting your unemployment claims as adjuncts resolved quickly, decreasing the potential of accidentally triggering delays that could delay payments by months. Attending a workshop in person is important, so we can answer questions live! We do not record sessions.

Register HERE (via Zoom)

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Save The Date! Non-Violence and Organizing Solidarity Event

Friday, May 20th, 10 AM - 2 PM

Focusing on the newly-published book Revolutionary Nonviolence: Organizing For Freedom, by James Lawson, this event is a seminar for students, labor, and community members alike. Co-authors Kent Wong, Director of the UCLA Labor Center, and Michael Honey, Labor and Civil Rights Historian at UW, will lead discussion and workshops on the Four Steps of organizing, with the goal of providing an opportunity to think practically about how to effectively build the next mass movement for social and economic justice. Viewing parties will be available, as well as a virtual option. Registration info to come!