Amid budget shortfalls, so-called “non-core” programs are under attack from UMKC administrators, but faculty, staff, students and community members are fighting back. Tune in to the Heartland Labor Forum for an interview with Judy Ancel, laid-off director of WELS and former students of the labor studies program. Then, UMKC Theatre department chair, Tom Mardikes, talks about the layoffs and the campaign to save the MFA program and the employees who make it happen. Thursday at 6pm, rebroadcast Friday at 5am.

ON Heartland Labor Forum | July 13, 2017 | 6:00 pm

UMKC’s Latest Round of Layoffs~SAVE UMKC THEATRE and Labor Studies Program Suspended: What Now?

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Amid budget shortfalls, so-called “non-core” programs are under attack from UMKC administrators, but faculty, staff, students and community members are fighting back. Tune in to the Heartland Labor Forum for an interview with Judy Ancel, laid-off director of WELS and former students of the labor studies program. Then, UMKC Theatre department chair, Tom Mardikes, talks about the layoffs and the campaign to save the MFA program and the employees who make it happen. Thursday at 6pm, rebroadcast Friday at 5am.

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