December 1, 2020 Letter to UCLA Administration from the DIVEST/INVEST UCLA Faculty Collective to mark six months since UCLA permitted the Jackie Robinson Stadium to be used as a field jail. The Collective gathered on November 1 with abolitionist organizations to hold a remembrance at the space of detention. The Collective notes that UCLA has not made repair for such detention and renews its demands for divestment from policing.
September 16, 2020 Letter to UCLA Faculty from the DIVEST/INVEST UCLA Faculty Collective, inviting fellow faculty to join in pledging to undertake four joint actions: 1) Boycott the Public Safety Advisory Council; 2) Participate in the UC-wide Day of Action on October 1st; 3) Address the issue of universities and policing at upcoming UCLA events; 4) Do not participate in research that collaborates with/is funded by police and security agencies.
July 7, 2020 Letter from the DIVEST/INVEST UCLA Faculty Collective in response to the June 30 BruinPost from the Office of the Chancellor. The letter rejects proposed police reforms, provides alternative models that work towards divestment and reparations, and demands the proposed Public Safety Advisory Council be disbanded by July 31, 2020.
June 30, 2020 BruinPost issued by the Office of the Chancellor and distributed campuswide proposing police reforms at UCLA.
June 19, 2020 Letter from the DIVEST/INVEST UCLA Faculty Collective reiterating divestment demands that were not addressed by Juneteeth deadline as requested in the letter sent on June 11, 2020 with more than 200 UCLA faculty signatories.
June 18, 2020 Letter from Sarah Haley, director of the UCLA Black Feminism Initiative, along with other faculty, urging UCLA to divest from the police state and to invest in Black life and study at the intersection of gender and sexuality.
June 11, 2020 Letter to Chancellor Block signed by the DIVEST/INVEST UCLA Faculty Collective and more than 200 UCLA faculty, demanding the immediate commitment from UCLA leadership to divest from policing and reinvest the university’s resources toward research and teaching in the areas of racial justice, and to support Black students, faculty, staff, and workers at UCLA.
June 10, 2020 Letter from Marcus Anthony Hunter, the chair of the Department of African American Studies, and Kelly Lytle Hernandez, the director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies, outlining ten demands to fund and improve the quality and well-being of Black life and Black study at UCLA.
June 9, 2020 Letter to UCLA Chancellor Gene Block, Executive Vice Chancellor Emily Carter, Vice Chancellor Michael Beck, and Vice Chancellor Jerry Kang demanding swift action to divest immediately from LAPD and all other policing and security contracts, as well as the adoption of anti-carceral forms of public safety, restorative justice, and initiatives that create an anti-racist culture and climate on campus.
June 8, 2020 Letter to UCLA Chancellor Gene Block, Executive Vice Chancellor Emily Carter, Vice Chancellor Michael Beck, and Vice Chancellor Jerry Kang demanding a complete divestment from LAPD and other police forces, as well as a public accounting of UCLA’s role in the use of Jackie Robinson Stadium and other UCLA facilities by LAPD.
June 4, 2020 Letter in response to the BruinPost from the Office of the Chancellor demanding a public accounting of all communications, permissions, and agreements pertaining to the use of the Jackie Robinson Stadium and other UCLA facilities in collaboration with LAPD.
June 3, 2020 BruinPost issued by the Office of the Chancellor and distributed campuswide regarding the LAPD’s use of the Jackie Robinson Stadium.
June 3, 2020 Letter in response to communication on June 2, 2020 from UCLA Vice Chancellor Michael Beck that outlines specific demands by UCLA faculty which include: the issuance of a public letter to LAPD Chief Michael Moore, transparency in disclosing documents which led to the incident, and a public pledge to work towards divesting from the police state.
June 2, 2020 Letter from UCLA Vice Chancellor Michael Beck, on behalf of UCLA leadership, in response to the use of UCLA facilities by LAPD.
June 2, 2020 Letter to UCLA Chancellor Gene Block and Executive Vice Chancellor Emily Carter demanding an immediate cessation of the use of any UCLA facilities by LAPD and other police forces.