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“Race, the Nation State, and Policing” ft. El Jones

February 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PST

Race, the Nation State, and Policing ft. El Jones – a panel on Abolition and Transformative Justice

About this event

“Race, the Nation State, and Policing ft. El Jones” is the first virtual event from the UBC Social Justice Institute’s speaker panel series on Abolition of Police and Prisons, entitled “Just Futures: Thinking Through Abolition and Transformative Justice”

UBC’s Social Justice Institute’s Graduate Student Association invites you to a panel series on Abolition and Transformative Justice. This series was created to engage with the broader UBC community around anti-Black racism following recent instances of racial profiling on campus, and to consider how UBC must divest from policing and surveillance practices that are rooted in systemic racism. We hope that through this free speaker panel, reading group, and creative dialogue series, we can invite UBC students and faculty as well as communities from so-called Vancouver to learn about Abolition and bring these conversations into our communities so that we can end racial profiling on campus for good.

The event series is free and intends to help the UBC community at-large gain tools to combat anti-Black racism on campus as we reflect on Canada’s histories of colonialism, surveillance, policing, and incarceration.

The series will include panels and presentations from guest speakers, and ‘Creative Dialogues’, which will be designed to bring the themes of Just Futures into our communities. The ‘Creative Dialogues’ will include reading groups, teach-ins, film discussions and artistic workshops held in-person (adhering to COVID-19 guidelines) at UBC and in other venues off campus to engage with the themes presented by speakers. Our ultimate goals with the series are to: 1) Bring more attention to how carceral systems impact the experiences of students at UBC (particularly Black and Indigenous students); 2) Provide students, faculty, staff, and community members with tools to organize around anti-racism and make campus a more inclusive environment; 3) Bring together students from a variety of disciplines across campus who are interested in justice, liberation, equity and inclusion.


Land acknowledgement:

This panel series is organized on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations

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