Friday, November 10, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, November 11, 2017 (All day)

Please join the Academic and Community Activism Caucus at this year's meeting in Chicago - we have an exciting line-up of panels, workshops, meetings, and events.

Academic and Community Activism Caucus Open Meeting

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 10:00am to 12:00pm, Hyatt Regency Chicago, Picasso, Concourse Level West Tower

At this year's ASA meeting in Chicago, we are hosting an open house meeting for the ASA community to connect with groups engaged with community- and campus-based social and racial justice projects. After short presentations from each project, we will move into breakout groups to plan concrete ways to become involved in this work and bring it back to our various homebases.

Presentations from: Tallie Ben Daniel (Jewish Voice for Peace), Colby Lenz and Alisa Bierria (California Coalition for Women Prisoners/Survived & Punished), Bill Mullen (Campus Antifascist Network), Jordy Rosenberg & Pooja Gehi (National Lawyers Guild - Legal Observing/Know Your Rights/Student Support), Jason Ruiz and Naomi Paik (campus sanctuary movement), and Craig Willse (US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel)

Off-site Event: Connect Chicago: Resistance Movements meet Insurgent Scholarship - A Conversation and Celebration of Movement-based Scholarship, Activism, and Performance

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 5:00 to 6:30pm, UIC, Chicago (701 S. Morgan St), Arab American Cultural Center

Co-sponsored with Critical Prison Studies Caucus, the Arab American Studies Association, the Arab American Cultural Center at UIC, and the Social Justice Initiative at UIC

* A shuttle bus will provide transportation to this event. Please meet at 4:30 in the Hyatt Lobby

Special performance by Kristiana Colón (Let Us Breathe Collective) and a roundtable conversation with Janaé Bonsu (Black Youth Project 100), Bassem Kawar (Arab American Action Network), Reyna Wences (Organized Communities Against Deportation), Aislinn Pulley (Black Lives Matter Chicago), and Kelly Hayes (Lifted Voices Collective)

Workshop: Other Fights Like These

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 8:00 to 9:45am, Hyatt Regency Chicago, Columbian, Concourse Level West Tower

Craig Willse and Dean Spade

Workshop: Gay Shame: Is There Room for Direct Action Divas?

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 10:00 to 11:45am, Hyatt Regency Chicago, Gold Coast, Concourse Level West Tower

Ralowe Ampus, Toshio Meronek, Prisca Carpenter, Jeramy DeCristo

Panel: Pedagogies of Dissent and Resistance in the Trump Era

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2:00 to 3:45pm, Hyatt Regency Chicago, Gold Coast, Concourse Level West Tower

Hannah Alshaikh, Dalit Baum, Edward E. Curtis, Cynthia Franklin, Rima Kapitan, Rabab I. Abdulhadi


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