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Reclaim Revolution: Teach-In A People’s History, Teach-in Series

March 30, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

This year, Rutgers is running a big year-long marketing campaign to commemorate its 250th charter day, which commenced on November 10, 2016. The event is being commemorated across campus with the slogan, “Rutgers: Revolutionary for 250 years.”

Of course, those “revolutionary” qualities which the administration chose to highlight this year are, in fact, markers of the University’s coloniality.

What goes untold in the celebration of Rutgers’ history are the stories of protest and rebellion that sought to chip away at this colonial legacy. Untold are the stories of students of color who fought for institutional acknowledgement, representation, and power through protest and occupation. The burning of an R.O.T.C. building on the New Brunswick campus, during the height of protest against the Vietnam War, goes quietly unrecognized. The fight for institutional support by lesbian and gay students in the 1970s is hardly whispered about.

I invite everyone here to attend our Teach-in series. A conference organized completely by your fellow students.

March 28th John Carlos is coming to campus (The John Carlos is a former track and field athlete and professional football player. He was the bronze-medal winner in the 200 meters at the 1968 Summer Olympics and his Black Power salute on the podium with Tommie Smith caused much political controversy.

From- 5pm to 7pm

Location: Livingston Club Room

March 30th

Panel 1: The Colonial College: Histories of slavery and settlement at Rutgers

Panel Features: Maya Mikdashi, Carolina Alonso, Margarita Rosario

Panel 2: Reclaiming Revolutionary Legacies: Histories of Student Activism at Rutgers University

Panel Features: Randy Green, Matt Cordeiro, & Amani Al-Khatahtbeh

From 7pm to 10pm

Location: Student Activities Center, College Ave

Monday, April 4

Panel 3: Know Where Your Money Goes: Neoliberalization & Corporatization of the University

Panel 4: The Time is Now: Current Student Activism at Rutgers

MPR, College Ave Student Center, 7pm-10pm



March 30, 2016
7:00 pm
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Student Activities Center
613 George Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901 United States