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      Visualizing Abolition in Santa Cruz

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      December 1, 2020

      Tuesday   4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (weekly on Tuesdays for 14 times)

      1156 High Street
      Santa Cruz, California 95062

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      Visualizing Abolition

      What does it mean to think of abolitionism as a vision—one that challenges the social, economic, and political worldviews that prisons promote? For the 2020/21 academic year, UC Santa Cruz Institute of the Arts and Sciences, in collaboration with Gina Dent, associate professor, feminist studies, is pleased to present a series of online events featuring artists, activists, scholars, and others united by their commitment to the vital struggle for prison abolition.

      The events accompany Barring Freedom, a bi-coastal exhibition of art on view at San José Museum of Art October 30, 2020-March 21, 2021 and featuring Solitary Garden, a public art project, at UC Santa Cruz. Barring Freedom travels to NYC John Jay College of Criminal Justice April 28-July 15, 2021.

      Visualizing Abolition Schedule (All events are from 4-5:30 P.M. PST unless otherwise noted)
      Registration is required; see individual event listings for more information.

      October 20,2020
      Visualizing Abolition
      Angela Y. Davis and Gina Dent

      October 27, 2020
      Images, Memory and Justice
      Bryan Stevenson

      November 13, 2020
      Moor Mother + Rasheedah Phillips:
      Black Quantum Futurism
      Livestream at

      November 17, 2020
      Visuality and Carceral Formations
      Nicole Fleetwood, Herman Gray, Nicholas Mirzoeff

      December 1, 2020, 12-1:30 p.m.
      Abolition Then and Now
      Isaac Julien and Robin D.G. Kelley

      January 19, 2021
      Prisons, Histories, and Erasures
      Kelly Lytle Hernández, Joanne Barker, TBD
      Registration Link TBD

      January 26, 2021
      Prisons and Poetics
      Reginald Dwayne Betts
      Registration Link TBD

      February 2, 2021
      Surveillance and Cinematics
      American Artist, Simone Browne, Ruha Benjamin
      Registration Link TBD

      February 9, 2021
      Material and Memory
      Sanford Biggers and Leigh Raiford
      Registration Link TBD

      February 23, 2021
      Abolitionist Feminisms
      Beth Richie, Erica Meiners, and Sonya Clark
      Registration Link TBD

      April 6, 2021, 4-:30 p.m.

      April 20, 2021, 4-5:30 p.m.
      (Re) Enacting Revolution
      Dread Scott and Erin Gray
      Registration Link TBD

      May 4, 2021
      Documenting Justice
      Film screening and Q&A curated by Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman
      Registration Link TBD​

      May 11, 2021
      Sora Han, adrienne maree brown, Savannah Shange
      Registration Link TBD

      Cost: Free - Registration required:

      Categories: Education | Politics & Activism

      This event repeats weekly on Tuesdays for 14 times:

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.

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