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Margaret Mary Vojtko was a galvanizing figure for many adjuncts/contingent/part-time educators when she passed in September of 2014.
Margaret Mary’s life was significant. Her death was shocking, and was literally a catalyst that brought adjunct equity issues front and center in popular media. It shook many adjuncts and contract educators out of their isolation, and helped to open up dialogue about issues affecting those who make 50%-75% of teaching staff at colleges and universities nationwide. September 29 will be her national remembrance.
Modern Disappointment is one of many places you can find graphics to share for her nationally observed day of remembrance in support of a thoughtful petition to Director David Weil at the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour division. There is a web resolution copy for social media, as well as letter and tabloid sizes for print. Share this memorial, electronically or in print, if you believe that adjunct/contingent/part-time educators should paid fairly. Sign the petition, and join over 8,600 individuals who care about fair working conditions in academia.
Margaret Mary’s passing was not merely a cautionary tale. It was a call to action. A wake up call. We can fix this. And we should.
Margaret Mary Vojtko 2014 Memorial Web Version for Social Media Use:
Margaret Mary Vojtko 2014 Memorial for Print, Letter size (11″ x 8.5″) – Click to download PDF
Margaret Mary Vojtko 2014 Memorial for Print, Poster size (17″ x 11″) – Click to download PDF
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