Kelsey James, Tony Boardman, and Chris Kerich
Kelsey James is a fifth year cognitive psychology PhD candidate studying human memory and learning processes. As a fire survivor and person who cares deeply about workers' rights, this topic is very personal to her. Chris Kerich is a graduate student in the film and digital media department, working on video games and politics. He was a graduate student instructor for FILM 136C during the fires. Tony Boardman is a fifth-year PhD candidate in literature, and regularly works as a teaching assistant. He is from the UK. His rent burden is 50%.
Student-Workers Demand Pay for Labor Done Through This Summer’s Fires
This summer, fires ravaged Santa Cruz County, destroying nearly 1,000 homes, with tens of thousands of residents either evacuated or put on evacuation notice. As the fires raged on, classes were not cancelled at UCSC, nor were finals postponed – even as the UCSC campus...