UPDATE - LIVE EVENT CANCELED
As part of a national movement to abolish campus police, UCI will be joining campuses across the nation, including all UC’s, in a work stoppage on May 3rd in support of getting cops off our campus.
As part of this work stoppage this event has been canceled. Given this exhibition’s and this talk’s focus towards archiving and undoing the carceral state, this solidarity feels particularly meaningful and important. A recording of this talk will be made available for viewing at a later stage.
We must acknowledge that policing disproportionately violates Black, Brown, Indigenous, queer, trans, and poor peoples and immigrants and ultimately renders all members of campus and its surrounding communities unsafe. I am committed to a campus that advances racial justice by ending such forms of harm, and I support those working towards this vision.
Please join us for a presentation and conversation on Index of the Disappeared (2004 – ongoing), which foregrounds the difficult histories of immigrant, ‘Other’ and dissenting communities in the U.S. since 9/11, as well as the effects of U.S. military and intelligence interventions around the world. Through official documents, secondary literature, and personal narratives, the Index archive traces the ways in which censorship and data blackouts are part of a broader shift to secrecy that allows for disappearances, deportations, renditions and detentions on an unprecedented scale.