FORCE: The UC Policy

Opening Reception, 3/14, 3-6pm – Panel discussion on the militarization of the campus police, 3/14, 4:30-5:30pm – Exhibition opens 3/12 through 3/23/2012

AHI 401 will present FORCE: The UC Policy, an exhibition that addresses the question of whether the UC campus police and the UC administration are upholding their stated missions to “prevent violence and protect student rights.” The exhibition focuses on three recent campus protests at UC Santa Cruz, UC Berkeley, and UC Davis between 2005-2011. The exhibition will present a combination of photographs, policies, and other documentation that exposes a disconnect between the mission of the UC campus police and the UCPD’s brutal actions as in the pepper-spraying of seated unarmed UCD student protestors on November 18, 2011. The exhibition highlights how the UC Administration and UCPD perceive the sustained student efforts to fight against the privatization of public higher education as hostile and antagonistic rather than expressive of an in-formed and responsive student population. By underlining the role, responsibilities, and necessity of campus police, FORCE: The UC Policy invites viewers to examine and question the shift in attitudes towards student demonstrations and the use of force to control them.

This event is sponsored by FORCE: The UC Policy is curated by the students of AHI 401.

The exhibition is made possible, in part with the support of the Undergraduate Instructional Improvement Program, The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Center for Student Involvement and Campus Recreation & Unions, and the UC Davis Art History Program.

For more information please contact: Jennifer Urrutia,

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