COVID-19 has exposed the brittle core of higher education today: super-exploited academic workers going by dozens of titles–temporary, part-timer, adjunct, visiting, precarious, etc.–all meaning “contingent” i.e. workers who provide most of the teaching but who receive few benefits and next to no job security. It has also raised sharply the question of the university’s relationship to a broader community now in a state of crisis: from students, to workers, to campus neighbors. Join us for a roundtable discussion with contingent faculty organizers across the US, from the community colleges of California, to Temple University, CUNY, SUNY, Rutgers, and UMass Boston. Guests will include California-based adjunct faculty scholar and union organizer Bobbi-Lee Smart, Philadelphia-based community organizer and educator Wende Marshall, and Boyda Johnstone of CUNY’s Rank & File Action.