excerpts from haunani-kay trask, “the politics of academic freedom as the politics of white racism” in restructuring for ethnic peace, ed. majid tehranian (1991) “For us, American colonialism has been a violent process: the violence of mass death, the violence of American missionizing, the violence of cultural destruction, and the violence of the American military. […]Read more "haunani-kay trask, “the politics of academic freedom as the politics of white racism”"
excerpt from joy james and edmund t. gordon, “afterward: activist scholars or radical subjects?” in engaging contradictions: theory, politics, and methods of activist scholarship, charles r. hale, ed. (2008) curator’s note: as james and gordon make a clear distinction between the “radical” and the “revolutionary,” and stake a claim on the former (not the latter), what […]Read more "joy james & edmund gordon, “activist scholars or radical subjects?”"
sunday apr 3 @ echo park lake, los angeles (meet at square one at the boathouse | 751 echo park avenue, los angeles, ca 90026) 10:00-11:30am checking in + setting intentions + what is “abolition” in academic abolition? 11:30-12:10am getting to know the undercommons from ucla 12:10-2:00pm group lunch (location tba) 2:00-3:00pm planning for the […]Read more "april meeting @ echo park, los angeles (apr 3)"
benji hart, “escaping the academy: militancy and the university” (originally published on radical faggot, jul 20, 2014) I was lucky enough to share a meal a few weeks ago with a current student at my alma mater, who was embroiled this last year in a struggle over gender-neutral bathrooms on campus that received national […]Read more "benji hart, “escaping the academy”"
january gathering @ barrio logan, san diego (jan 9-10, 2016) —– Jeannette Ibarra Shindell , Re/Generation Barrio Logan: A Place-based Audio Tour of Transitions and Continuities from 2007-2013 (2014). I. Environmental racism/naval base military industrial complex/the defeat of Props B & C (2014) Barrio Logan – Environmental Health Coalition “Debate over Zoning Puts Barrio Logan […]Read more "barrio logan: racial geographies"
Saturday, Jan 9 @ Logan Heights Branch Library (567 South 28th St, San Diego, CA 92113) 1:30-2:00pm introduction + contexts 2:00-3:10pm where we are and what we are reading: dialogue over texts to ground ourselves in and depart from 3:10-3:30pm coffee/tea/snack break 3:30-4:20pm planning for Winter/Spring quarters + collective visions 4:20-5:20pm virtual interlocution + Q&A with […]Read more "january gathering @ barrio logan, san diego (jan 9-10, 2016)"
excerpts from jennifer lisa vest, “what doesn’t kill you: existential luck, postracial racism, and the subtle and not so subtle ways the academy keeps women of color out” in seattle journal of social justice 12.2 (2013). vest was assaulted by campus police at the university where she worked as a professor in 2010. “‘The University killed […]Read more "jennifer lisa vest, “what doesn’t kill you”"