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The University is Unsustainable: militarism, nuclearism, corporatism and the UC

Monday, June 02, 2008
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Classroom Unit II
UC Santa Cruz

A presentation and discussion with Darwin BondGraham and Will Parrish

Monday, June 2nd
7 p.m.
Classroom Unit II

Education for Sustainable Living Program

Most think of the University of California as a benevolent institution from which emerge many positive ideas and technologies. But the UC's most significant contribution to the world has been in the form of increasingly sophisticated and destructive nuclear weapons.*

The UC's superior work in nuclear weaponry is only the most blatant program of a university that has hired itself out to the US empire's dominant social, political, and economic institutions for nearly 140 years. Whether it is creating increasingly destructive war technologies, developing modern forms of monocrop and GMO agriculture, or producing ideologies that justify conquest and torture, the UC has collaborated with the world's premier corporate and military interests since its inception.

But there is another, starkly contrasting side of the UC. That is the role of its students, faculty, and staff in bringing to life new and renewed movements for justice and ecological balance. At a time of merging ecological crises, wars, xenophobia and racial injustice, and increasing corporate domination over all life, that proactive spirit of resistance and renewal is urgently needed.

Join us for a lecture and discussion exploring the UC from 1868 to 2008, from the genocide of Indigenous Nations, the Spanish American War and the Manhattan Project, through to the present: a time of renewed nuclear-militarism and increasing corporatization and privatization of the University. We will conclude with A People's History of the UC that deeply reflects important lessons for all people who desire a more just and ecologically balanced human existence.

The Coalition to Demilitarize Education
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