Dear SFAI Adjuncts: The new leadership of SFAI’s Board of Trustees is conducting a listening tour to “build bridges of trust and listen to what is on the minds and in the hearts of the community.” They have segmented the tour into various groups of SFAI affiliates. You may find full details of the event for adjuncts…Continue readingThe listening tour by the SFAI board: info & thoughts
We write with some important updates and thoughts regarding SFAI. In July 2020, in the wake of the school’s closure, the SFAI Board commissioned a Re-Imagine Committee, composed of roughly 70 alumni, students, adjuncts, full-time faculty and others within the SFAI Community, as a way to generate and consider possibilities for a future of SFAI.…Continue readingOn the Re-Imagine Committee, the Attorney General, and new Board Leadership
Following the unanimous vote of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors on January 12 giving landmark status to the mural, we feel confident that it is safe for the moment. There are higher degrees of protection at the state or federal level that could be sought should the need arise. But for the moment we…Continue readingMore on the Diego Rivera Mural
We, along with academics across the country, are urging President Biden to use his executive authority to cancel student debt. Over 250 scholars have signed on. In addition to experts on student debt, faculty endorsers from an array of disciplines in the social sciences, law, medicine, humanities, and natural sciences are included. Please consider signing…Continue readingCancel Student Debt!
Board Chair Pam Levy has resigned from the board. Lonnie Graham is stepping in as new chair. In a possibly related bit of news, the New York Times is reporting that the boards use of restricted funds was possibly unlawful and is being investigated by the CA Attorney General. Read the NY Times piece here.Continue readingBoard Chair Pam Levy Resigns. NY Times Reports on Board’s Potentially Illegal Activity
The Diego Rivera mural is now affirmed as a historic landmark.Continue readingSF Board of Supervisors Unanimously Votes to Designate the Diego Rivera Mural a Landmark!
Tonight we won our first victory in the fight to save the Diego and save SFAI. The SF Board of Supervisors Land Use and Transportation Committee voted unanimously to designate the Diego Rivera mural a San Francisco landmark. Tomorrow, the full board will vote on the measure. We’d like to call on you all to attend…Continue readingOne victory, more to come. SF Supervisors vote on Tuesday. Please add your voice.
Hello Again SFAI Adjuncts and Community Members We are writing with what we believe is a hopeful development regarding the future of the Diego Rivera mural. (You can read our previous email here). We met yesterday with the staff of SF Supervisor Aaron Peskin. On Tuesday, Supervisor Peskin introduced local legislation that aims to secure the Diego’s…Continue readingFollowing Up on the Diego Rivera Mural at SFAI
On December 23, 2020, Jennifer Rissler and Mark Kushner disclosed in an email to the SFAI community that the Board of Trustees has voted to include the sale of the Diego Rivera mural in its exploration of potential pathways toward financial recovery. As representatives of the SFAI adjunct faculty and as stakeholders in the SFAI…Continue readingThe Future of the Diego Rivera Mural at SFAI