Whose Crisis? Whose University? Abolitionist Study in and beyond Global Higher Education

Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

White 107 (White Lecture Hall)

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Meyerhoff, Eli

**Please join co-conveners, Abigail Boggs, Eli Meyerhoff, Nick Mitchell, Wahneema Lubiano, and Zach Schwartz-Weinstein for "Whose Crisis? Whose University? Abolitionist Study in and beyond Global Higher Education," a conference on Oct. 11-12.**We think it's time to take up an abolitionist approach to the university. We can't do it without you.Abolition, we believe, offers the occasion for thinking about the university in ways that the institution itself might otherwise render impossible. And in doing so it may provide an opportunity to trouble the institution as we know and inhabit it-and as it inhabits us. We invite you to gather with us for a public conference organized around the theme of abolitionist university studies. Over the course of these two afternoons, scholars from across the continent will consider new modes for thinking the university through an abolitionist frame. We will discuss broad questions regarding the historical and geographic borders and boundaries for work on the university. Speakers will open up and break down key concepts including abolitionism, internationalization, labor, and accumulation. And we will ask what it means to bring abolitionism to the university and how we might take up this work in our engagement in and work on these institutions. To allow the conference planners time to plan for accessibility needs, please be sure to RSVP at the link below by September 19th.

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Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
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Social Movements Lab
Event Co-Sponsors
African and African American Studies (AAAS), Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Center for Arts, Digital Culture and Entrepreneurship, Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Gender in the Social Sciences (REGSS), Cultural Anthropology, English, Forum for Scholars and Publics, Franklin Humanities Institute (FHI), From Slavery to Freedom Lab, Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies, International Comparative Studies (ICS), Kenan Institute for Ethics, Literature, Philosophy, Program in Education, Religious Studies