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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.

Unknotting Transformative Justice: Race, Dis/Ability, and Care Work

UCSD's Critical Gender Studies Program, in collaboration with the Digital Gym, invite you to 2020-2021 Virtual Community Series themed "Materializing Abolition: Queer and Feminist Strategies." The events are designed for audience members to learn more about abolition in its everyday and community work. This series offers insight on current transformative justice practices and principles, and is intended to think critically about the harms of prison and police structures while offering tools for community empowerment. Topics stem from queer and feminist engagements with embodiment, systemic and institutional violence, and subversive alternatives to enliven the very material work of abolition happening in the here and now. 

The Ethnic Studies 30th Anniversary Committee, in collaboration with Critical Gender Studies, is excited to announce:

Unknotting Transformative Justice: Race, Dis/Ability, and Care Work

Date: Wednesday, March 10th

Time: 3-5 p.m. via Zoom


ASL Interpretation & Closed Captioning provided.