Professors in Poverty
Screening and Discussion

PSUFA is celebrating Portland State of Mind by hosting a screening of the short film Professors in Poverty. The film, produced by Brave New Films in partnership with The New Faculty Majority and SEIU, examines how the increasing reliance on underpaid part-time faculty impacts everyone in the university, but especially those of us working in the classrooms: students and professors. A discussion will follow. We hope you can join us!

Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016
Time: 2:00 - 2:30 P.M.
Place: Littman Gallery, SMSU

From Brave New Films: An average of 51% of faculty are adjunct or teaching on a part-time only basis. 31% of adjuncts live near or below poverty levels and many are forced to work multiple jobs just to make ends meet. Astonishingly, some teachers make as little as $12,000 annually; meanwhile college presidents make an average salary of over $400,000. Not to mention, tuition has risen twice the rate of inflation. The corporate model is destroying the integrity of our academic institutions. This has to change. Help us fight for adjuncts and for their right to decent living wages.

Phone Bank for Measure 97

Date: Wednesday October 19, 2016
Time: 5:30 - 8:00 P.M.
Place: SMSU, Room 1

Join S.E.I.U. to phone bank to for Measure 97.  Food will be provided. 

RSVP: Joe Cartino at