- This event has passed.
May 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Join us for the second MDAC political education session of the week!
We are hosting a webinar and study session on anti-Blackness and the politics of empire, in an effort to center the ways that our communities must commit socially, politically, and economically to the liberation of Black folks and occupied communities, both at home and abroad.
The political education sessions during MDAC are intended to bring clarity to the larger fights of our community beyond the policy commitment. For example, one of the three bills we are advocating for is AB 48; This bill would prohibit the use of kinetic energy projectiles or chemical agents, such as tear gas and rubber bullets by any law enforcement agency to disperse at any assembly, protest, or demonstration and solely due to a violation of an imposed curfew, verbal threat, or non-compliance with a law enforcement directive. It is necessary to center what it is folks are protesting, as we advocate to protect the protestors!
We do not “win” with administrative changes or the end of one bad policy. Rather, we win through radically collaborative and strategic organizing and education within our institutional ties and beyond them.
- Dr. Melina Abdullah, Chair of BLM LA
- Loubna Qutami, Professor in the Department of Asian American Studies at UCLA & Founder of Palestinian Youth Movement
- Dr. Dylan Rodriguez, Professor at UCR & the American Studies Association President