Visualizing Abolition Schedule (All events are from 4-5:30 P.M. PST unless otherwise noted)
Registration is required; see individual event listings for more information.
Angela Y. Davis and Gina Dent
October 27, 2020
Images, Memory and Justice
November 13, 2020
Moor Mother + Rasheedah Phillips:
Black Quantum Futurism
November 17, 2020
Visuality and Carceral Formations
Nicole Fleetwood, Herman Gray, Nicholas Mirzoeff
November 30, 2020
Isaac Julien’s Lessons of the Hours
December 1, 2020
Abolition Then and Now
Isaac Julien and Robin D.G. Kelley
January 19, 2021
Prisons, Histories, and Erasures
Kelly Lytle Hernández, Joanne Barker, TBD
January 26, 2021
Prisons and Poetics
Reginald Dwayne Betts
February 2, 2021
Surveillance and Cinematics
American Artist, Simone Browne, Ruha Benjamin
February 9, 2021
Material and Memory
Sanford Biggers and Leigh Raiford
February 23, 2021
Beth Richie, Erica Meiners, and Sonya Clark
April 6, 2021, 4-:30 p.m.
April 20, 2021, 4-5:30 p.m.
(Re) Enacting Revolution
Dread Scott and Erin Gray
May 4, 2021
Film screening and Q&A curated by Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman
May 11, 2021
Sora Han, adrienne maree brown, Savannah Shange
Barring Freedom and Visualizing Abolition are organized by UC Santa Cruz Institute of the Arts and Sciences in collaboration with San José Museum of Art and Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery. The series has been generously funded by the Nion McEvoy Family Trust, Ford Foundation, Future Justice Fund, Wanda Kownacki, Peter Coha, James L. Gunderson, Rowland and Pat Rebele, Porter College, UCSC Foundation, and annual donors to the Institute of the Arts and Sciences.
Partners include: Howard University School of Law, McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, Jessica Silverman Gallery, Indexical, The Humanities Institute, University Library, University Relations, Institute for Social Transformation, Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery, Porter College, the Center for Cultural Studies, the Center for Creative Ecologies, and Media and Society, Kresge College.
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 to Tuesday, May 18, 2021