UMass Boston Teach-In Week Features 26 Events Promoting Social Justice
“to understand the rise of White supremacy and other systemic oppressions”
Social justice is becoming a central concept in education at all levels. There will come a point where it’s just a basic requirement.
The College Fix reports:
Weeklong teach-in at UMass Boston features 26 events promoting social justice
Scholars with the University of Massachusetts Boston recently held a weeklong teach-in that featured some 26 workshops and events dedicated to promoting social justice causes.
The teach-in was titled “Solidarity in Action: Resisting Systemic Oppression.” The lectures, held last week at the public university, included topics such as “Disrupting White Supremacy,” “Palestine Liberation and BDS,” “Climate Justice” and “Sex and Gender: Deconstructing Categories.”
“Offering information and analysis to understand the rise of White supremacy and other systemic oppressions, and strategies, skills, and models of advocacy to resist oppression in the current time and climate,” organizers stated online.
Those leading the workshops were mostly professors. The workshops took place in classrooms, however “My Union will be Intersectional or it will be Bullshit” took place in a faculty lounge.
And an exhibit at the University Hall Gallery included as part of the teach in featured incarcerated artists’ work showcasing “how can people maintain their humanity within a punitive system designed to dehumanize them.”
Over at the alumni lounge, a “STEMinist Studio” event aimed to “envision what an inclusive, decolonized science might look like,” organizers stated online.
The kickoff lecture was titled “Illicit Bodies: The Intersection of Anti-Abortion and Anti-Immigrant Policies.” It was led by Professor Shoshanna Ehrlich, a Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies scholar.
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I’m old enough to remember when teach-in’s actually taught stuff.