Thursday, October 13, 2016

Bookbinding for Social & Economic Justice

As mentioned last week, we staged a union action at CCA, what we called a "bind-in" (think "sit-in" but with bookbinding). Armed with our awls and needles and thread we gathered students and interested faculty and taught them how to sew a single signature, a.k.a. pamphlet binding. Our booklet is a collection of 20 stories of adjunct professors and how working as an adjunct at CCA has affected our lives. The booklet is to raise awareness for why we need and want a fair union contract. It has been more than two years now, and an acceptable contract has not been settled yet.

You can read about how we "transformed conflict into art" and art into action here

As a side note, it was gratifying to help people bind their first book. And they got to keep what they bound.


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