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Inspired by the WNBA, NBA, and MLB players’ actions last week, #ScholarStrike is not a strike in the traditional sense of ceasing work to negotiate for better working conditions with employers. Instead, it is an act of solidarity with those who are victims of unjust policing, racism, and racialized violence in America. Moreover, it’s an opportunity to use our unique platform as educators to engage our students in critical conversations about our past and present racial injustice. You can learn more about this national movement here.
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Scholar Strike is an action inspired by the NBA, WNBA, Colin Kaepernick and other athletes, to underscore the urgent importance of addressing racism and injustice in the United States. Conceived via a tweet by Anthea Butler, this is designed to call awareness to the racial climate in America, and the rash of police shootings and racialized violence.
Scholar Strike is both an action, and a teach-in. Some of us will, for two days, refrain from our many duties and participate in actions designed to raise awareness of and prompt action against racism, policing, mass incarceration and other symptoms of racism's toll in America.
Scholar Strike is open to everyone to participate in on college and university campuses- faculty, staff, grad students, and administrators who are committed to anti-racism, and advocating for racial justice for BIPOC in all areas of society.