Category: Campaigns

Anti-Racist Thought and Activism in History

The Public Humanities Hub Okanagan (PHH-O) is pleased to host a virtual speaker series, Anti-Racist Thought and Activism in History. This speaker series addresses how past experiences and historical models of anti-racist activism can continue to give guidance to ongoing thought and anti-racist work. 

Supported by the UBC Anti-Racism Initiatives Fund, Office of the Provost; CUNY Grad Center; Kingsborough Community College; King’s College London; Princeton University Advanced Studies Institute; Public Humanities Hub, UBC Okanagan; Historicities Cluster, UBC; UBC Graduate program in Power, Conflict and Ideas; and the International Solidarity Action and Research Network.

Amira Rose Davis (Pennsylvania State University) – Website

Rinaldo Walcott (University of Toronto) – Previous talk

Devyn Spence Benson (University of Kentucky) – View the talk

Sita Balani and Gargi Bhattacharyya (King’s College London/University of East London) – View the talk

Priya Gopal (Cambridge University) – View the talk

Erika Lee (University of Minnesota) – View the talk

Adom Getachew (University of Chicago) – View the talk

Najat el Hachmi (author) – View the talk

Co-moderators for the series are UBCO professors Jessica Stites Mor (History), Francisco Peña (World literatures), Tony Alessandrini from Princeton/CUNY and Anna Bernard from King’s College London.

Mapping COVID-19 repsonses

It’s hard to grasp the scope of the coronavirus outbreak and our many responses to it, as the disease’s impact cuts across professional worlds, political projects and personal lives all at the same time.

Here are three mapping projects working to track different organizing efforts in response to COVID-19 in the U.S. context. We hope you can use these as a jumping-off point for projects to follow and support!

Continue reading “Mapping COVID-19 repsonses”

Support Striking Workers in California and the United Kingdom

On December 8th, graduate student workers at UC Santa Cruz launched a wildcat strike, aiming to win a Cost Of Living Adjustment (COLA) to their wages and protect themselves from the state’s housing crisis, which pushes many student workers to the brink of homelessness.

The UCSC struggle is ongoing, with strikers threatened with firings and solidarity strikes spreading to other University of California campuses. Faculty on other campuses can sign the support petition in this google doc.

Everyone can donate to the UCSC strike fund here:

Meanwhile in the United Kingdom, tens of thousands of lecturers, librarians and other academic and support staff are striking across the country. The series of staggered strikes, planned into March, focus on issues of pay, pensions and working conditions.

You can support the UK strikers by donating to the University and College Union strike fund here:

Call to Boycott Turkish Government Sponsored Academic and Cultural Institutions

Activists and academics are signing on to a call to boycott academic and cultural institutions sponsored by the Turkish government in the wake if the latter’s Syrian incursion:

We call on academics, artists and intellectuals around the world to oppose the Turkish invasion of northeastern Syria by boycotting Turkish government sponsored academic, artistic and musical events taking place inside and outside of Turkey.

Read more on the campaign website.

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