Picket Line Plans, Teach Outs, and Solidarity Events

Picket Line Events and Teachouts*
All events on the picket line unless otherwise marked

Week one:

Thursday 20 February  / Meet at the Bus Loop 10am-1pm
Adopted by English & Comp Lit and PAIS 

10:30 Re-opening the picketline rally!

11am Knitting on the picketline

11:30 Law on the picketline: “Securitising Student Loans” (Stephen Connelly) and a “Briefing on the Trade Union Act”(Ania Zbyszewska)

1pm-2pm Re-Imagining The University (The Graduate)

4pm-6pm Radical Reading Club: Wretched of the Earth (Organised by Warwick Anti-Sexism Society (WASS) and Warwick Anti-Racism Society (WARSOC), in SU Building,Room MR1)

Friday 21 February / Meet at the Bus Loop 10am-1pm
Adopted by Law

10:30am: Nicole Aschoff “Smartphones and Strikes”

3pm-5pm Energy Humanities” Reading Group (Graduate)

Week two 

Monday 24 February / Meet at the Bus Loop 10am-1pm
Adopted by French & Hispanic Studies 

10:30 Social Strike Game (Carrie Benjamin)

Tuesday 25 February / Meet at busloop at 8am to go picketing & return to bus loop at 10
Adopted by English & Comp Lit

10am Laughter Yoga

11am “Anti-Chinese racism at Warwick: contagious even when apparently asymptomatic?” (The Graduate)

Wednesday 26 February / Meet at the Bus Loop 10am-1pm
International Solidarity Day / Adopted by Sociology

11:00am “Patients not passports”

“Patients not passports: resisting nhs charges past and present”. 
Today NHS charges imposed on some migrants and Britons who have spent time out of the UK have become a key tactic under Boris Johnson’s hostile environment. Yet the politics of charging in the NHS have been contentious and divisive since 1948. Howls of protest against ‘medical tourism’  and resident ‘scroungers’ and ‘skivers’ misusing and abusing the NHS (and the ‘taxpayers’ who fund it) are the standard soundtrack of NHS debates. So are the current charges — specifically targeting international students, migrants, and their families anything new? Can we, and should we oppose them? Historians Laura Schwartz and Roberta Bivins will draw on historical precedents of protest to explore ways to understand (and undermine) the exclusionary effects of policing the universal service for which we all pay and from which we should all benefit.

For more info on the campaign to oppose the charges see https://patientsnotpassports.co.uk/

12pm ‘Let’s get multilingual!’ (Carolin Debray & Richard Smith, Applied Linguistics)

1:30pm – solidarity event (details TBD)

Week Three

Monday 2 March Meet at the Bus Loop 10am-1pm
Adopted by Sociology

12pm ” ‘Once You’ve Listened, Then What?’ Democratising Political Education” (Naomi Waltham-Smith)

Tuesday 3 March / Meet at busloop at 8am to go picketing & return to bus loop at 10
Day of Action on Precarity / Adopted by Philosophy

10:15  “Governing through Precarity: A Foucauldian Approach”

Wednesday 4 March / Meet at the Bus Loop 10am-1pm
Adopted by French & Hispanic Studies and Law

11am  “Dealing with Climate Denial & Discombobulation (Climate Strike Warm Up” (Alastair & Todd)

1pm (The Graduate) ‘The Unexpected Subject. Identity in Contemporary Italian Feminism” (Carlotta Cassuta, Akwugo Emejulu, and Laura Schwartz)

Thursday 5 March / Meet at busloop at 8am to go picketing & return to bus loop at 10
Adopted by English & Comp Lit

10:00am Picket line line dancing. Featuring favourites from Saturday Night Fever and Chorus Line

1pm Workers and Labour Movements in History (The Graduate)

4pm-6pm Radical Reading Club: Things Fall Apart (Organised by Warwick Anti-Sexism Society (WASS) and Warwick Anti-Racism Society (WARSOC), in SU Building,Room MR2)

Week four

Monday 9 March / Meet at the Bus Loop 10am-1pm
International Women’s Day on the picketline  / Adopted by Professional Service Staff and Sociology

1:30pm women’s march (details TBC)

3pm-4:30pm Radical Reading Club: Text TBD (Organised by Warwick Anti-Sexism Society (WASS) and Warwick Anti-Racism Society (WARSOC), in SU Building,Room MR2)

Tuesday 10 March / Meet at busloop at 8am to go picketing & return to bus loop at 10
Adopted by Law

Wednesday 11 March / Meet at the Bus Loop 10am-1pm
Adopted by French & Hispanic Studies 

12pm “Stop HS2/ Climate Breakdown Poetry”
Members of local resistance to HS2, from the Crackley and Cubbington Wood camps, will visit the picket line to update us on their campaigns, and there will be a reading of climate breakdown poetry up and down the line: bring poetry and/or songs. For suggestions, email jonathanskin@me.com

Thursday 12 March /Meet at busloop at 8am to go picketing & return to bus loop at 10

1pm Beyond Greece and Rome: Classics from a Global Perspective (the Graduate)

Friday 13 March / Meet at the Bus Loop 10am-1pm
International Climate Strike / Adopted by English & Comp Lit

10:30am Climate Focus Group

11:30am Furniture Upcycling demo and Q&A

*The events listed here that do not take place on the picketline and are not during picketing hour are not official UCU events; they are organised independently by staff and students who are supportive of the strike and respecting our picket line.