On October 5, 2018, our American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Executive Council released a statement about the killing of Jason Washington and the movement to disarm PSU. As a follow-up to our commitment to campus solidarity, AAUP Executive Council invites members to attend the #DisarmPSU Solidarity Teach-In on October 23, 2018, 9am-4pm at the Native American Student & Community Center.
Following the tragic shooting of Jason Washington by armed CPSO officers this summer, students with PSUSU organized a ten-day occupation of the plaza in fron of the CPSO office. PSUSU has called for the immediate disarming of CPSO, the firing of the officers involved, and the establishment of a memorial led by members of the Washington family. Faculty and staff associated with the School of Social Work, School of Gender, Race and Nations, University Studies, and the Nohad Toulan School of Urban Studies have issued solidarity statements. As the PSU Board of Trustees considers the issue of armed policing, several faculty, staff, students and community members are committed to continuing the conversation. The teach-in will be informed by the work of the Social Emergency Response Center (SERC) model: https://goo.gl/vZ3RGj.
Please see the attached flyer for more information.
See the tentative agenda here.
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