Visualizing Abolition Online Conversations
Featuring artists, activists, scholars and others united by their commitment to the vital struggle for prison abolition.
Opening Tuesday, October 20, 2020 with Angela Davis
Series runs through May 11, 2021
Registration Information: https://ias.ucsc.edu
FREE - Registration required
Presented by UC Santa Cruz's Institute of the Arts and Sciences
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
Angela Davis and Gina Dent
October 27, 2020
Images, Memory and Justice
November 13, 2020
Moor Mother + Rasheedah Phillips:
Black Quantum Futurism
Livestream at indexical.org
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
Events continue through May 11, 2021: https://ias.ucsc.edu/content/2020/visualizing-abolition