To discuss how policing increasingly organizes life in the United States, this teach-in brings together scholars, teachers, and activists who research, challenge and live the effects of policing in our communities to discuss abolitionist alternatives to a life organized by policing.
Panelists include C.J. Alvarez, assistant professor in the department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies at the University of Texas; Sofia Casini, immigration programs coordinator at Grassroots Leadership; Lewis Conway, Jr., a criminal justice organizer who spent 2,095 days in Texas prisons; Eman Nabulsi, a UT student with Palestine Solidarity Committee and National Students for Justice in Palestine; Hana Masri, a UT graduate student who researches the policing and material culture of borders around the world; and Jesus Valles, a Mexican@ storyteller, performer, and a high school educator. Youth from Austin Barrio Writers will perform short pieces at the start and end of the panel.
The event is co-sponsored by various UT and Huston-Tillotson University groups, Resistencia Books/Red Salmon Arts, and Barrio Writers. More information on the Facebook event page, or Karma Chávez, firstname.lastname@example.org. Interpretation into Spanish will be provided.
Location: Dickey-Lawless Auditorium, Huston-Tillotson University, 900 Chicon St., Austin