Final Expenses for David Wilder
David committed his life to his tireless fight for adjunct/contingent faculty rights, social justice and the environment. He never failed to stand up for the needs of those people less fortunate! He was a great artist, teacher, union leader and historian. He was a professor at Tri-C, John Carroll and Cleveland State. He was a founding member of the Ohio Part-Time Faculty Association and a key member of The New Faculty Majority.
He was so modest and such a kind person. He has inspired so many young and old minds alike, and he reminds us to keep fighting for what is right. He has left a legacy for us to carry on. He will be greatly missed by many!
You can see some of his work at this website he setup.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to this gofundme campaign to support his final expenses. Any excess funds raised will be used to setup an art scholarship in David's name.
We are holding a memorial gathering this Saturday April 1st at John Carroll University. Friends will be received from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, with a time of remembrance at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM. This memorial will be held at the JD Lombardo Student Center, in the Jadine Room.
My deepest sympathy to Dave's family on this sad loss. I live in NYC but I knew Dave when I lived in Cleveland year ago. I always liked talking art art with him, as we often did after Militant Labor Forum. I appreciate Dave's life as a socialist, supporter of the SWP and defender of women's rights. I wish I could be at his memorial, but I am thinking of him with fondness. A sweetheart of a guy.
Good to hear that the courts are moving forward with the prosecution. Is it possible you can place a link to David's memorial live stream video recording from JCU here or on his FB wall?