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Abolition May

Abolition May is a Turtle Island (aka North America)-wide coalition organized around action during May 2021 to demand the abolition of pigs (aka police) from campuses and from Earth. Days of action include May 3 - a day of refusal, and regional and local days of action, culminating on May 25 in a commemoration of the anniversary of George Floyd's death. UCSD Day of Action on May 19!



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Anniversary of Murder of George Floyd
May 24 Vigil
6PM Doyle Community Park
Commemoration event to mark the one year anniversary of George Floyd's murder, acknowledge victims of police brutality, and
honor brave witnesses. The event will have music, art and some speakers who will discuss transformative justice.
Doyle Community Park is at 8175 Regents Road, close to campus.

 

 

May 19 UCSD Day of Action:
Abolition Square 10AM-430PM Ridgewalk/Social Sciences -  A day of free food, books, arts and talks about abolition | Join us in building communities of care on campus
Stories in the Data: Critically Analyzing Police Reports (Online/In-Person Workshop) 130-250PM Abolition Square/Social Sciences Building Courtyard||zoom
Images from Abolition Square below via ucsd_ftp twitter (twitter link)
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May 3 UCSD Day of Refusal:
NOON at the Audrey Geisel University Houseabolition mayabolition mayabolition may
(images at right link to twitter)

May 3 Virtual Sit-In at the UCSD Police web site - until midnight on May 3. participate here.

Cops off Campus Coalition May 3 Video Compilation

 

 

Abolition May Calendar (from the Abolition May web site)

For more information, stay tuned to this web site, to the UCSD FTP Coalition's twitter feed (twitter link) and to the Abolition May web site.

Welcome

On this site you can learn about what were fighting for and ways to get involved.

Cops Off Campus Coalition at UC San Diego

We are a group of community members, students, faculty, and other workers at UCSD joining together in support of a movement initiated by BIPOC community members and colleagues across the University of California and California State University systems, calling for an end to policing in our schools by Fall 2021.

 

Cops Brutalize Houseless Neighbor - Call for Action!

Our houseless neighbor, Jesse, was brutalized by police officers on May 12 for allegedly urinating in public near our UCSD campus. Since then students from UCSD have come together to fight for Jesse because we all know and love him as a member of our community.  Jesse has suffered injuries to the face and eye, and has since told me that he did not get the chance to urinate before the police arrived. Houselessness is not a crime and being able to use the restroom is a human right. I call on UC San Diego and Mayor Todd Gloria to take action to actually provide long term solutions to our houseless crisis and to condemn the use of force by these officers. 

Read More and Sign the Petition (change.org)

We are raising funds for an emergency hotel stay and legal fees for the Black houseless man beaten by SDPD for allegedly urinating in public in La Jolla.

Read More and Donate (gofundme.com)

UCOP Doubles Down on Militarized Policing

The UC Office of the President is proposing changes to its Police Policies and Administrative Procedures that strengthen its commitment to military policing. The changes, described in an article by Michael Meranze, include formation of a UC SWAT force, implementation of pain compliance techniques and wide-ranging exceptions to wearing and activating body cameras.

Read Michael Meranze's article UCOP Doubles Down on Militarized Policing

Proposed Changes to UC's Police Policies and Administrative Procedures

Article: California must lead the way in abolishing school and university campus police

The first days of 2021 — which will surely be remembered for police officers in Washington, D.C. removing barricades in order for white supremacists to storm the United States Capitol, confederate flag in hand — ask us to continue learning from the unprecedented uprisings of 2020, in which hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets to protest anti-Black police violence. The 2020 uprisings articulated transformative visions of a world without anti-Black violence, a world without hyper-funded police forces and thus a world with deep community safety and care...

Sign On in Support of PrOTECT

The Coalition for Police Accountability and Transparency is advocating for a law to be passed called PrOTECT (Preventing Overpolicing through Equitable Community Treatment). PrOTECT seeks to ban the use of consent searches and limit discretionary stops by police.

PrOTECT will:
• Require officers to have probable cause to stop or detain anyone (this includes “Fourth Waivers” - people on probation or parole who have waived some of their Fourth Amendment rights);
• Require probable cause for searches;
• Prohibit officers from questioning people about any offenses beyond the offense for which they were stopped unless the officers have probable cause; and
• Hold officers accountable if they violate the ordinance.

Academics against the Introduction of Special Security Forces in Greek Universities

Greek Universities have been off-limits to the Greek military and police forces since 1974, following the military dictatorship's murderous armed attack on the Athens Polytechnic University Uprising in November of the previous year and its subsequent implosion. The current Mitsotakis right-wing government is aiming to re-introduce special police forces on to university campuses, a plan that is broadly opposed by students, staff, instructors and administrators. The Initiative of Academics: NO POLICE ON CAMPUS is distributing a petition opposing the reintroduction of pigs to universities, signed by over 1000 Greek academics, and is requesting that academics from around the world sign the petition.

Read the petition and instructions for adding your signature

Million Dollar Hoods: Mapping the Fiscal and Human Cost of Mass Incarceration in Los Angeles

Los Angeles County operations the largest jail system in the United States, which incarcerates more people than any other nation on Earth. This talk, part of UCSD Ethnics Studies Department's 30th Anniversary celebration, provides an introduction tot the Million Dollar Hoods (MDH) project, method, and impact. Led by Professor Kelly Lytle Hernandez, MDH is a university-based, community-driven research project that maps the fiscal and human cost of mass incarceration in Los Angeles.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 || 300-500PM PST

Materializing Abolition: Queer and Feminist Strategies - Prison as Gendering Technology

Critical Gender Studies, in collaboration with the Digital Gym, is excited to kick off winter quarter with another "Materializing Abolition: Queer and Feminist Strategies" event! On January 21 at 6 pm we will be joined by Prof. Eric Stanley and Krys Shelley, both active in queer liberation and anti-prison struggles. This month's conversation centers on "Prison as Gendering Technology; Queer as Abolitionist Tactic." We will explore ways in which systems of policing and incarceration are produced by, and forcibly produce, heteronormative gender binaries, and how queer activism sheds light on how we can mobilize a politics of care. We look forward to seeing you there!

Thursday, January 21 at 600PM PST

SOLIDARITY FOR BLACK WOMEN AT UCSD HEALTH

call ucsd health ceoUnited Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) demands justice for UC San Diego Health staff members Tammy and Ashley, the only two Black women in their 32-person unit, who were laid off shortly after Tammy filed a discrimination complaint against her supervisor. UCSD Health did not follow the proper protocol when laying off these two workers in the middle of a global pandemic, and clearly retaliated against Tammy for speaking up about racism in the workplace. These layoffs are blatantly racist and reflect harshly on UC San Diego's image. UCSD’s own HR Reaffirmation Notices state that “UC San Diego prohibits discrimination against or harassment of any person employed by or seeking employment with the University of California, consistent with the provisions of applicable state and federal regulations.” If this is the case, then why would they attempt to silence black female workers facing discrimination? We demand UCSD Health CEO Patty Maysent rescind the layoffs of Tammy and Ashley immediately.
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