Join local, state, and national experts as we explore the following:
How is academic freedom defined?
How is it protected?
What happens if it is violated?
Erwin Chemerinsky became the 13th Dean of Berkeley Law on July 1, 2017, when he joined the faculty as the Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law.
He is the author of 10 books, including two published by Yale University Press in 2017, Closing the Courthouse Doors: How Your Constitutional Rights Became Unenforceable and Free Speech on Campus (with Howard Gillman). He frequently argues appellate cases, including in the United States Supreme Court.
In 2016, he was named a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In January 2017, National Jurist magazine again named Dean Chemerinsky as the most influential person in legal education in the United States.
Hank Reichman, Chair, AAUP Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure
Julie Bruno, Past-President, Academic Senate for California Community Colleges
Mónica Henestroza, Special Assistant to Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon
Adam Wetsman, President, Faculty Association of California Community Colleges
Jeffrey Michels, President, California Community College Independents
Jennifer Shanoski, President, Peralta Federation of Teachers, AFT 1603
Jonathan Lightman, Former Executive Director, FACCC
Faculty Association of California Community Colleges Education Institute (FACCC EI)
American Association of University Professors Foundation (AAUP Foundation)
THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS
Peralta District Academic Senate
Peralta Federation of Teachers
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This conference is designed primarily for faculty in the California Community Colleges. Other supporters of the California Community Colleges and academic employees of four-year universities are also invited.
When our academic freedom is threatened we need to be empowered. This conference will assemble the best experts to broaden our understanding of academic freedom and help us defend it at our community colleges.
Date: Friday, September 28
Location: Berkeley City College
Parking: Allston Way Garage: $5 every 2 hours (next to Berkeley City College)
- BART Berkeley station is located one block from Berkeley City College
- AC Transit Berkeley station is located one block from Berkeley City College
- AMTRAK Berkeley station is a 10 minutes Uber/Lyft drive to Berkeley City College
Overnight accommodations suggestions
- Nash Hotel is two blocks from Berkeley City College offers rooms starting at $99. Multiple hotels are available within short distance from the campus.
FACCC or AAUP Member Rates