Recent Classes and Events

2017

WITHOUT WALLS: ABOLITION AND RETHINKING EDUCATION
A panel discussion with K-12 educators and abolitionist organizers exploring the intersections between prison industrial complex abolitionist politics and K-12 education. Featuring: Chrissy Anderson-Zavala, University of California, Santa Cruz; Farima Pour-Khorshid, Teachers 4 Social Justice; Sagnicthe Salazar, Xicana Moratorium Coalition; Sharif Zakout, Arab Resource and Organizing Center; moderated by Isaac Ontiveros, Center for Political Education.  Co-sponsored with Critical Resistance, Education for Liberation Network, and Teachers 4 Social Justice.

VISUALIZING REVOLUTION: CREATING VISUAL CULTURE IN A TIME OF DESTRUCTION
A presentation by Melanie Cervantes of Dignidad Rebelde, about the role of graphics and visual language in making revolution beautiful, irresistible, and achievable.

A six-part study group dedicated to reading WEB DuBois groundbreaking book and considering its lessons for today’s political climate. Facilitators: Paula Austin, Sacramento State University; Phil Hutchings, Black Alliance for Just Immigration; Robin D.G. Kelley, University of California, Los Angeles; Sanyika Bryant, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement; Linda Burnham, National Domestic Workers Alliance.
a workshop to help activists identify and monitor surveillance tactics used by law enforcement during large-scale mobilizations, facilitated by members of the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition.  Held as part of the Bay Resistance Mass Meeting and Training.

a workshop offering a methodology for analyzing the relationship between forces of repression—social, economic, political—and those in resistance to them.  Facilitated by Rebecca Gordon of University of San Francisco Department of Philosophy, and co-founder of the War Times/Tiempo de Guerras collective.

People Get Ready: Building Resistance in the Trump Era
A one-day conference on analysis, strategy, and resistance after the 2016 election.

2016

Repression and Resistance: Looking Back, Bracing for the Future—an Anti-Prison Industrial Complex Roundtable
An organizer’s roundtable with discussants: Manuel LaFontaine, All of Us Or None; Tony Platt; Christina Heatherton, Trinity College, Jordan T. Camp, Brown University

Building powerful movements from below and the left through education, analysis, theory, and dialogue