Are you interested in learning more about FIRE’s new Faculty Legal Defense Fund and hearing from its director? If so, good news ― tomorrow at 4 p.m. EDT, you’ll have the opportunity to do just that. In the next in our ongoing series of FIRE Faculty Network webinars, FIRE attorney Ronnie London will join the discussion to talk about the Faculty Legal Defense Fund’s mission, how the Fund fits alongside our other programs for defending faculty rights, and the ins and outs of obtaining legal assistance through the Fund, as well as take questions from faculty attendees.
As a bonus, we’ll be joined by professor Phillip Beverly, who brings to the discussion his own past experience as a plaintiff in FIRE’s successful Stand Up For Speech litigation project lawsuit at Chicago State University. It promises to be an informative discussion for faculty as FIRE adds this powerful new tool to our arsenal in defending faculty rights around the country.
If you’re interested in tuning in for tomorrow’s webinar, you can register via Zoom, or go to our YouTube channel, where we’ll be livestreaming the webinar as well. The webinar will last roughly one hour, and a recording will be posted to our faculty resources page and YouTube channel for those unable to attend.
While I’m at it, I’ll also remind faculty that we’re conducting our annual member survey through Friday, May 7. If you complete the survey by then, you’ll have a chance to win one of 25 Amazon gift cards valued at $25 each. New members will receive an email containing a link to take the survey when they sign up; existing members should have received a link to take the survey in our previous newsletter but can always email firstname.lastname@example.org. On top of that, we’re continuing to take proposals for this year’s FIRE Faculty Network conference in Chicago through May 31! More information is available at our conference page.