Radical Sanctuary presents: “#ResistTrumpTuesdays”


Radical Sanctuary presents:  “#ResistTrumpTuesdays”

 Creative Map-Making Workshop

 Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Location: Hart Hall 3114

2-3 PM

This is the third event in a series on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Our third gathering offers a space to students, staff, and faculty to learn about and experiment with creative forms of map-making. We offer this workshop at a time when walls, borders, documents, and deportations are being prioritized as tools to determine who has access to different spaces and who is allowed to create and share knowledge of those spaces.

As it is a short meeting, we will very briefly review various creative map-making projects undertaken by marginalized communities and revolutionary artists. Then we will open up the majority of the hour to helping participants create maps of their own choosing. At the end of the session, we will discuss possibilities for concrete outcomes of our activity, e.g. displaying the maps we created or distributing them digitally.

This event builds on Radical Sanctuary’s goals to work in solidarity to build a more just environment at UC Davis, and to resist white supremacy, militarization, misogyny, homo/transphobia, police brutality, and the historical legacies of genocide, slavery, Islamophobia, and settler colonization[i].

Please bring any art supplies you might like to use in creating your map. We hope you will join us for this gathering and reflection to create spaces for solidarity and resistance!

If you want more information, please contact Maryam Griffin at maryam.griffin@gmail.com.

[i] Radical Sanctuary’s Principles of Unity

We are a collective of those who teach, research, study, and otherwise work on campus.  We affirm our commitment to the following principles on campus and in our communities:

  • Opposing nativism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, and border militarization and violence
  • Ending racism and challenging white supremacy and anti-Semitism in all forms, including in their manifestations as Zionism
  • Resisting police brutality and anti-black violence, and supporting abolitionist movements.
  • Challenging misogyny, homophobia and transphobia, and sexual harassment and violence
  • Organizing against ableism and towards interdependency and greater accessibility.
  • Resisting U.S. imperial wars and U.S-backed occupations overseas and supporting refugees and others displaced by wars and occupation
  • Standing in solidarity with indigenous peoples in their struggles against (settler) colonialism and for self-determination, here and elsewhere
  • Mobilizing and creating awareness about environmental justice

We call on other campus members to join in solidarity with a movement committed to a radical notion of sanctuary based on the above principles, and in actions to uphold these.