Scholar Strike for Racial Justice
In an action conceived by Prof. Anthea Butler (University of Pennsylvania), who was inspired by the NBA, WNBA, Colin Kaepernick and other athletes to underscore the urgent importance of addressing racism and injustice in the United States, Scholar Strike is both an action, and a teach-in. The focus of this “Strike” is to raise awareness of and prompt action against racism, policing, mass incarceration and other symptoms of racism's toll in America.
Scholar Strike is open to everyone to participate in on college and university campuses- faculty, staff, grad students, and administrators who are committed to anti-racism, and advocating for racial justice for BIPOC in all areas of society. Our own Prof. Mary Crossley has contributed to this movement with her video, “Race, Disability, and Justice System Involvement: Health Effects”.
The following video is for your information and reference:
To learn more, visit scholarstrike.com, the scholarstrike YouTube page, and follow the conversation on twitter @scholarstrike
Friday, October 2, 2020
Zoom Registration link: https://bit.ly/3iyv8Dg
Join us for the opening installment of the webinar series – Transnational Dialogues in Afrolatinidad – that seeks to expand transnational, transregional, and interdisciplinary exchange on contemporary and historical issues in Afro-Latin American and Afro-Latinx Studies. This webinar focuses on migration, policing, and political movements, particularly involving the experiences of Afro-Brazilians, Afro-Mexicans, and U.S.-based Afro-Latinxs. Scholars working at the intersections of Africana, Latinx, and Latin American studies will explore the ways that these issues overlap and impact Afro-Latin Americans and their diasporic communities in the U.S.
Dr. Michele Reid-Vazquez, Director and Dennis Espejo, Project Coordinator
Transnational Dialogues Project; Afro-Latin American and Afro-Latinx Studies Initiative - University of Pittsburgh