Sunshine, Alice

Alice Sunshine is the Communication Director of California Faculty Association.

Statewide Education Rallies Go Viral

By Alice Sunshine
California Faculty Association

Plans for this Thursday’s rallies and marches to protest deep cuts to public education are gathering momentum in Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Long Beach and Northridge. Local actions are planned on or near campuses and schools all over the state.

And for the first time, social media is playing a starring role. Our rallies have gone viral.

This is no surprise. Over the last few years, the rise of Facebook, Twitter and other social media has changed dramatically the way we communicate.

Last week, the California Faculty Association (CFA) joined the conversation when we launched our first Facebook fan page. CFA is a union of 22,000 professors, lecturers, librarians, counselors and coaches who teach in the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system.