Strike Syllabus Week 8: HIV/AIDS and COVID-19

Slide Deck here

Facilitators: Eugene & Thomas (UCSB)

Week 8’s presentation takes on the correlations being made in popular media about the similarities between the AIDS pandemic and our current moment dealing with COVID-19. The presenters, Thomas (he.him) & Eugene (he.him), will put them in dialogue, look at the lasting effects of the AIDS pandemic on marginalized communities, see how public figures are entangled in both pandemics, and look at the ways people are organizing for equity and justice in the face of ignorance and malfeasance.


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Think tank for resistance movements 
Training school for a new generation of university labor organizers.

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Public education free and accessible for everyone - without student debt.
Critical thinking and skills - not bound to the imperatives of the market.
Communities of care and shared struggle - not competition for grades & grants.
Brilliance - without ‘experts’.

Learn your power to organize personal and social transformation.
Decolonize, democratize, queer, and abolish the university.