[act-ma] Wed 12/16 5:30 p.m. Anti-racist action on behalf of Ravi Raj! Harvard University
geoff.carens at gmail.com
Mon Dec 14 11:45:40 PST 2009
This Wednesday, 12/16, at 5:30 p.m., union members, students and concerned
community members will rally in support of Ravi Raj, at Harvard's Holyoke
Center, 1350 Mass. Ave. Cambridge (Harvard T, right next to Au Bon Pain).
Ravi was fired from his position in IT Support just two months after filing
discrimination charges at the MCAD. He was subjected to sick racist taunts
at work, and disparate treatment compared to Caucasian employees. When Ravi
complained, he faced anonymous intimidation, unfair criticism and threats of
termination! Undaunted, Ravi refused to give up his efforts to get fair
treatment. He was fired from Harvard on flimsy pretexts on October 22.
Ravi has now found another position, been selected out of 180 other
applicants! Harvard managers had called him "incompetent," and suggested his
credentials were fake. Ravi now has an attorney who is working on a
contingency agreement since his discrimination charges are so strong. He is
determined to fight for reinstatement at Harvard. Please support a worker
who would not accept racist taunts on the job and second-class status!
An excellent video about Ravi's case is here:
Geoff Carens, Union Rep, HUCTW/AFSCME local 3650
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