Defund the Police — workshop from "Revaluing Care in the Times of COVID-19" series

 Defund the Police — workshop from "Revaluing Care in the Times of COVID-19" series

Meghan G. McDowell

2020

Type: Visiting Fellow

Coming up this Saturday (07/18) is the third of a series of student-organized workshops around the theme of “Revaluing Care in the Times of COVID-19” – this one on the ways the pandemic has both revealed a crisis well underway and precipitated a new crisis regarding policing and the resources it consumes. Jessica Covil (PhD candiate in English, Duke University) has put together an exciting lineup of participants: Stephanie Hopkins, Durham activist, member of BYP100 and Durham Beyond Policing; J. Kameron Carter, Professor of Religious Studies at Indiana University Bloomington, author of the forthcoming book The Religion of Whiteness: On U. S. Political TheologyVincente (Subversive) Perez, UC Berkeley PhD Student, poet-activist, and author of B(lack)NESS & LATINI(dad)Meghan McDowell, Assistant Professor of History, Politics, and Social Justice at Winston-Salem State University, with special interests in Abolition and Critical Prison Studies; and, last but not least, Stephanie Green, Duke Undergraduate majoring in Public Policy, and member of Duke Black Coalition Against Policing.