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May 29, 2020

A June Layoff Would Threaten My Daughter’s Health

I could show you a photo of my face, but there are already so many lovely faces to see among us. But I will show you, instead, a photo of my daughter’s asthma inhaler, an object that keeps her safe, and yes, alive as long as I’m employed. As a Continuing Lecturer, I might be safe this year, but I don’t really feel safe for so many other workers. I was fired and rehired during the Great Recession so many times as a Pre-Continuing Lecturer, I forgot how often I filed for COBRA or unemployment. I teach to lift up and build up a better Humanity & that kindness should be seen in our UC budget.

May 29, 2020

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