I just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for the amazing solidarity rally we had last Thursday at the flagpole!
Thanks to Paul Cartie and Kristin Bensen for organizing this event, and thanks to Paul for serving as MC (and for providing the awesome SBFA gear so many of us were wearing) and to Kristin and her helpers for the flags, bracelets, etc., and the Karaoke mic!
Thank you Mike Lynch, NYSUT Labor Relations Specialist and our SBFA friend and guide, for attending in support, as well.
I want to thank our speakers, Kristin Bensen, David M. Michalak, Joe Spence, and Julie Coolie for their inspiring words. They truly laid the groundwork for the task ahead.
I want to also thank our stewards, Mike Grubb, Dave Weintraub, and Timmy Bremer for keeping us organized (and Mike for saving our banner from disaster!).
Thanks to Carla Michalak for the heroic work of keeping a head count!
We had over 100 people at our rally. In addition to our SBFA brothers and sisters, it was heartening to see so many of our friends from the other campus Associations in attendance. Thank you, ESPA and Guild, for your support!
Thanks to everyone who took and shared pictures of the event. As soon as we get out of Facebook Jail (long story) go to our Facebook page to see them!
As I stated at the rally, we were there for our students, for each other, and for the college we love. It is a cause well worth our efforts.
Thank you all. See you next time!
In friendship and solidarity,
Suzanne V. Shepard, Ph.D.
President, SUNY Broome Faculty Association
Photos by Claire Trasorras