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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. A specific day of action in Kumeyaay Territory (aka the Tijuana/San Diego region) will be announced soon.

Monday, May 3  is Transnational Day of Refusal. "A coalition of campaigns across Turtle Island, from the east coast to the west and in between, ask you to honor a picket line by absenting yourself from class and otherwise withholding your labor in support of the demand to abolish all campus police. Honoring the picket line could mean: Joining the picket line on your campus // Canceling or refusing to attend a synchronous class // Refusing to watch asynchronous lectures // Refusing to pre-record a class or prepare other materials for later asynchronous use // Refusing to engage in other forms of university-based labor, including email response // Protecting any students, colleagues, and workers from retaliation // Attending a regional walkout action."

May 3 UCSD Day of Refusal:
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(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.

Gendered Violence and Financialization of Social Reproduction: A Feminist Perspective On Debt

Lucía Cavallero, Doctoral Candidate in Social Sciences at University of Buenos Aires

Monday February 8, 4pm


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The presentation will focus on the relationship and intersection between sexist violence and economic violence, specifically the financialization of life and the increase in sexist violence. It will highlight the Latin American feminist movement’s struggles against debt as articulated in the tactic of the March 8 International Women’s Day Strike and in Argentina’s Ni Una Menos (Not One More) movement.

See Lucía’s articles “Debt and the Violence of Property” (Verso 2020) and “A feminist perspective on the battle over property” (Feminist Review 2020), both co-authored with Veronica Gago. 


Feminisms from Below, and Towards the South

The speaker series Feminisms from Below, and Towards the South welcomes feminist militants from Latin America to share their perspectives and experiences on building popular power towards a mass feminist movement. Over the past decade, Latin American feminists have identified manifestations of gender-based oppression under capitalism in everyday women’s conditions in order to successfully mobilize them as part of a political movement. Feminists produce analyses and subsequent strategies around reproductive rights, resource extractivism, housing, debt, and more. This mass feminism has grown to be arguably the most insurgent political force across the continent. 

Sponsored by Interdisciplinary Humanities Center (UCSB), History Department (UCSB), Feminist Studies Department (UCSB), Latin American Studies (UCSD), Institute of Arts and Humanities, (UCSD), Latin American and Iberian Studies (UCSB), Critical Gender Studies (UCSD)