Virtual teach-in on academic freedom, DEI, and the future of higher education in Florida

April 17, 5-6:30pm

by United Faculty of Florida, UF Chapter

In conjunction with the American Association of University Professors and faculty at campuses across the nation, the United Faculty of Florida-UF will participate in the National Day of Action for Higher Education for the Public Good on April 17 by holding a virtual teach-in on Academic Freedom, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and the Future of Higher Education in Florida on Wednesday, April 17, 5-6:30 pm. This teach-in will be conducted via Zoom.

UFF-UF’s teach-in will feature a series of speakers as well as the opportunity for dialog and coalition building. Teach-in topics include: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in building excellence in higher education; the recent removal of the UF Presidential Task Force Report on African American and Native American History from UF’s website; Florida Senate Bill SB 846, which discriminates against international students from seven countries and restricts international collaboration; the role of unions in defending the rights of students, faculty, and staff to learn free from state indoctrination; staff unionization efforts at UF; student activism and organizing at UF. 

The American Association of University Professors’ National Day of Action for Higher Education on April 17 provides a nationwide platform for local struggles including job security and fair pay, the freedom to teach and learn, equity and racial justice, and democratic governance of public education for all. 

Register here for UFF-UF April 17 Teach in on Academic Freedom:

Contact: Paul Ortiz,, 831-334-0131.

For information on the American Association of University Professor’s National Day of Action for Higher Education, see or contact the AAUP at

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