Now you can learn how to “teach, organize, and resist” President-elect Trump. Need to know which universities to avoid because of this idiotic class? Here’s the list:
- American Anthropological Association
- American University Washington, D.C.
- University of California, Berkeley
- Brisbane Free University
- California Institute of the Arts
- California Institute of Technology
- University of Cincinnati
- University of Dayton
- Los Angeles Poverty Department
- University of Minnesota
- National University of Singapore
- New York University
- Princeton University
- RMIT University
- University of California, Santa Barbara
- University of California, Santa Cruz
- Sapienza University of Rome
- Scripps College
- Texas State University
- University of Kentucky
- University of Southern California
- California State University, Los Angeles
- Vanderbilt University
- University of Washington
Wow…this is just madness.
Some 25 colleges and universities – many of them public – have answered a call by professors at UCLA to use their regular class time to “teach, organize, and resist” what they view as the discriminatory political agenda of President-elect Donald Trump.
Slated for Wednesday, January 18, the teach-in, dubbed #J18, is taking place between the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday and Trump’s inauguration. The event’s planners say:
Let it be known that on #J18 and beyond, universities, colleges, and high schools refused to bear silent witness to the politics of hate and fear; that in these times, these places of teaching and learning not only served as a sanctuary for its students and workers but also stood up to proclaim the power of knowledge on the frontlines of social justice.
On January 18, the professors are calling upon their colleagues to “Teach, Organize, Resist,” and “affirm the role of critical thinking and academic knowledge in challenging Trumpism.”
On that day, we intend to teach about the agendas and policies of the new administration, be it the proposed dismantling of economic and environmental regulations or the threatened rollback of the hard-won rights that form the fragile scaffolding of American democracy. On that day, we intend to organize against the proposed expansion of state violence targeting people of color, undocumented people, queer communities, women, Muslims, and many others. On that day, we intend to resist the institutionalization of ideologies of separation and subordination, including white supremacy, misogyny, homophobia, Islamophobia, and virulent nationalism.