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Antiblackness, the University, and Policing: A Cops Off Campus Teach–In

October 1, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Critical Resistance Abolitionist Educators present a Teach-in Series on Abolition and the University co-sponsored by UC Riverside Cops Off Campus, Scholars for Social Justice, American Studies Association (ASA), and the UCFTP collective:

Antiblackness, the University and Policing — October 1, 2020

Where’s it Happening?

You can attend this teach-in in two ways.

  1. Online via Zoom (link provided on day of event to registered attendees)
  2. Socially distanced, in person at UC Riverside, CHASS Interdisciplinary Studies Building South Lawn. MASK REQUIRED. Please register for more detailed information.

When?: 1-2:30pm (PST) | 3-4:30pm (CST) | 4-6:00pm (EST)

What will it be addressing?

This first webinar addresses how the university — in the name of ‘higher education,’ and enlightenment — has historically functioned to reproduce and sanction antiblackness and policing. This panel of scholar-activists discusses how antiblackness has been foundational to the structure, organization and policies of the university and has operated to police bodies, disciplines, knowledges, movements and activism, often under the cover of rhetorics that promote liberal ‘multicultural inclusion and diversity.

Who will be participating?

Precious Fasakin, Sofia Rivas, and Cynthia Ayala of UCR Underground Scholars Initiative

Cathy Cohen (University of Chicago)

João Costa Vargas (UC Riverside)

Savannah Shange (UC Santa Cruz)

Lester Spence (Johns Hopkins University)

Moderator: Dylan Rodriguez (UC Riverside)

Accessibility: We will have simultaneous ASL/captioning and the sessions will be recorded and captions fixed and uploaded to the ASA Freedom Course YouTube Channel .

An in-person direct action will follow the teach-in. and begin the UCR police station at 3pm. Everyone is encouraged to participate. Wear a mask, bring a friend, stay safe.


Please click here for more information on the Abolition and the University Teach-In Series!