The SJRC will be following along and participating in the many January 18th campus happenings at: http://teachorganizeresist.net/ActionList with keeping a keen eye on the first discussion:
Climate Change: Scientists Speak Out
Graduate Student Commons (above Cafe Iveta @ Quarry)
Panelist includes Prof. John Pearse, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department; Prof. Lindsey Dillon, Sociology Department; and Prof. Gary Griggs, Earth and Planetary Sciences.
Other sessions include: Islamophobia: Racializing Religious Identities, Participatory Budgeting and Democratizing the UC, What to do at a Protest?, Economic Inequality is About All of Us, Building Power: the role of students, immigrants, and workers in reclaiming democracy, “Know Your Rights: Everyone’s Basic Rights” with CARECEN SF, Queer Margins: LGBTQ Resistance in the Trump Era.
S&J Professors Karen Barad and Donna Haraway will present a co-initiated UCSC Values Statement at the closing event T.O.R.C.H. Townhall Closing Event (Teach. Organize. Resist. Change. Hope) from 4-6pm.
Please take the time to read, sign, and share the UCSC Values Statement!
About #J18 and Beyond
January 18, 2017, is a day to Teach, Organize, Resist. Poised between Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and the presidential inauguration, J18 is an opportunity to affirm the role of critical thinking and academic knowledge in challenging Trumpism. On that day, we intend to teach about the agendas and policies of the new administration, be it the proposed dismantling of economic and environmental regulations or the threatened rollback of the hard-won rights that form the fragile scaffolding of American democracy. On that day, we intend to organize against the proposed expansion of state violence targeting people of color, undocumented people, queer communities, women, Muslims, and many others. On that day, we intend to resist the institutionalization of ideologies of separation and subordination, including white supremacy, misogyny, homophobia, Islamophobia, and virulent nationalism.
#J18 is a call issued by departments, centers, and collectives at UCLA, including The Institute on Inequality and Democracy, RAVE or Resistance Against Violence through Education, African-American Studies, Chicana/o Studies, Institute of American Cultures, Justice Work Group, LGBTQ Studies, UCLA Labor Center, and The Undercommons.
Let it be known that on #J18 and beyond, universities, colleges, and high schools refused to bear silent witness to the politics of hate and fear; that in these times, these places of teaching and learning not only served as a sanctuary for its students and workers but also stood up to proclaim the power of knowledge on the frontlines of social justice.
Share your #J18 activity here:#J18 Event Registration
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