Solidarity is what these last few days have been about. Up above is a picture of a flyer the U.S.A. group posted near the escalators. The messages made me smile, especially this one because it pretty much sums it up. You are home, and we will keep you safe.
This week has also been about Union and faculty meetings. In terms of the Union, I have three, two for my chapter and one with all the House of Delegates. People seem to be very supportive in these dark times. I also enjoyed being with my colleagues in a very special way this week because it reminded me that teaching is an amazing profession. I am also proud of the principled stances people are taking, in general, to stand with undocumented students and other groups.
That is why, I haven’t written anything more than agendas and reports, which probably means I am going to veg out before I go to bed. The creative beast needs to feast on something fun. I also didn’t get to write my awesome analysis on the current political situation, and I was cut short when a faculty member wanted me to cover faculty issues. I hope people aren’t getting politicked out.
I am inspired to write an article. Why not? The ideas are weighing heavily on my mind, but I also have a great deal of hope for the future.
That’s all I got.
Hope for a better future and get your writing ideas through the muck of daily existence.
Dr. Jesú Estrada,