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#RedForEd Activism means standing up for faculty, community colleges

Mt. San Antonio College Faculty Association members advocate for improved funding

The Red for Ed movement is about progress and hope. Faculty working to make a difference in the lives of their students and standing up for better pay and college funding. “It’s about raising our voices together for our students, for our colleges and for ourselves as educators.

“That’s why we’re wearing Red for Ed,” say Eva Rios-Alvarado, Amber Bound, Chisato Uyeki and Emily Riker Wollery (pictured above).  Bound is a California School Employees Association (CSEA) member and the others are proud members of Mt. San Antonio College Faculty Association.

“We were first motivated to wear #RedForEd last April to support the statewide walkout to protest the terrible funding issues in Arizona,” says Woolery. A lifelong supporter of education, she has many teachers in her family, from kindergarten through university. “I support unions, having grown up with a parent who volunteered for César Chávez. I still remember my mom’s ‘boycott grapes’ button.”

Red for Ed activism is speading throughout California and beyond. Find resources at cta.org/redforedand share what’s happening at facebook.com/groups/ctatakeaction.

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