We, Northwestern University Graduate Workers (NUGW), endorse the Latinx Asian American Collective’s endeavor to establish Latinx Studies and Asian American Studies Departments at Northwestern University. We call upon all graduate workers to express their solidarity for this endeavor by signing the Collective’s petition and by partnering with organizations who have likewise endorsed this endeavor.

We stand in solidarity with all graduate workers who perform research in Latinx Studies, Asian American Studies, and critical ethnic studies more broadly. We urge all graduate workers in these fields to stand with us in support of the Collective and its proposal; to advocate for the needs of historically excluded and underrepresented groups at Northwestern University; and to join us in our pursuit of financial security, academic freedom, and decision-making power at the bargaining table.

You can sign the petition here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfzggNlm3qdz9-8rmedx4ndRhPUqnPmXjVmVnCbYZAC0ONS8Q/viewform

NUGW, May 2, 2018