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CHID 250 C: Special Topics: Introduction To The History Of Ideas

"Prison Abolition in the Pacific Northwest"

Meeting Time: 
MW 2:30pm - 4:20pm
Location: 
DEN 303
SLN: 
12182
Instructor:
Caleb Knapp Headshot
Caleb Knapp
AM Weatherford Headshot
AM Weatherford

Additional Details:

INSTRUCTORS: CALEB KNAPP AND AM
WEATHERFORD
(VLPA, W CREDIT)
THIS COURSE EXAMINES HOW PRISON
ABOLITIONISTS IN THE PACIFIC
NORTHWEST THEORIZE RESISTANCE TO
THE CARCERAL STATE THROUGH LIVED
EXPERIENCE AND PRACTICE. WHILE IT
TREATS RECENT SCHOLARSHIP ON
STATE VIOLENCE, THE COURSE
EMPHASIZES READING THE CULTURAL
PRODUCTIONS AND PRACTICES OF
LOCAL ABOLITIONIST COMMUNITIES AS
THEORIES IN THEMSELVES. WE WILL
DISCUSS THE WOMEN OF COLOR SPEAK
OUT COLLECTIVE, THE NO NEW YOUTH
JAIL MOVEMENT,THE #BLOCKTHEBUNKER
CAMPAIGN, THE TACOMA DETENTION
CENTER HUNGER STRIKE, THE BLACK
PRISONERS CAUCUS AT MONROE, THE
FREEDOM EDUCATION PROJECT PUGET
SOUND, AND UNIVERSITY BEYOND
BARS. THE COURSE WILL INVITE
SPEAKERS FROM THESE COMMUNITIES
TO GUEST LECTURE, INCLUDING
FORMERLY INCARCERATED INDIVIDUALS
THEMSELVES.

Catalog Description: 
Examines a different subject or problem from a comparative framework. Satisfies the Gateways major/minor requirement. Offered: AWSp.
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Writing (W)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
March 6, 2019 - 11:07am
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