Why I’m Participating in #ScholarStrike

Although I’m not a tenured professor, I am participating in the Scholar Strike for Racial Justice, a mass action of higher education professionals protesting racist policing, state violence against communities of color, mass incarceration and other manifestations of racism. Scholar Strike is meant to disrupt the everyday routines of academia and show solidarity for other workers striking for racial justice. Aside from a faculty organizing meeting, I will not engage in any academic work on September 8th and 9th.

Instead, I will spend the next two days drawing attention to the experiences of Native and Indigenous students in education, as well as highlighting how educational environments play an important role in creating space and opportunity for racial justice.

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