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Abolition on Stolen Land

October 9, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Situated at the present historical conjuncture of resurgent white nationalism and xenophobia, this convening foregrounds the ongoing and renewed uprisings for Black freedom and Indigenous sovereignty in the imperial formation that is the United States of America. With attention to land dispossession, organized abandonment, and racial terror, it traces the histories and futures of abolition on stolen land.

Keynote speaker:

Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Professor of Geography and Director, Center for Place, Culture, and Politics, CUNY. Co-founder, Critical Resistance.

In conversation with:

  • Nick Estes, Citizen of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe. Assistant Professor of American Studies, University of New Mexico. Co-founder, The Red Nation
  • Sarah Haley, Associate Professor of African American Studies and Gender Studies, and Director, Black Feminism Initiative, UCLA
  • Charles Sepulveda (Tongva and Acjachemen), Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies, University of Utah

Moderated by:
Gaye Theresa Johnson, Associate Professor of Chicana, Chicano, and Central American Studies, UCLA.

Chaired by:
Ananya Roy, Professor of Urban Planning, Social Welfare, and Geography, UCLA, and Director, UCLA Luskin Institute on Inequality and Democracy.


In Partnership with: Black Feminism Initiative, UCLA American Indian Studies Center, The Promise Institute for Human Rights


October 9, 2020
1:00 pm