AFT 1493 members attend California Federation of Teachers Convention in SF
AFT 1493 members who attended the CFT Convention included, l. to r., Monica Malamud, David Lau, Teeka James, Katharine Harer, Marianne Kaletzky and Annika Mellies (CFT Project Organizer)
A dynamic contingent of AFT 1493 members attended the biennial Convention of the California Federation of Teachers Friday, March 17 through Sunday, March 19 at the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco’s Union Square and participated in numerous workshops, general sessions and at a meeting of CFT’s Community College Council. Speakers at general sessions included Jane Elliott, anti-racist educator and author of “Blue Eye/Brown Eye,” California Labor Federation Executive-Secretary Lorena Gonzalez and national American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten. Dozens of workshops were held, including “Organizing Around Class Size in California Community Colleges” at which AFT 1493 Executive Secretary Marianne Kaletzky spoke about the experiences of our district faculty’s work on this issue and the workshop titled “Criticizing the Completion Agenda: On Robin G. Isserle’s Book The Cost of Completion” which was co-led by AFT 1493 CSM Chapter Chair David Lau.