May 11, 2021 The Undergraduate Students Association Council (USAC), the governing body of the Undergraduate Students Association whose membership is comprised of every UCLA undergraduate student, unanimously passed a resolution calling on “university and systemwide administration to affirm the humanity of its students, staff, and faculty and heed our calls to disarm, defund, and abolish the University of California Police Department.”
May 7, 2021 The systemwide Academic Senate, all ten Divisional Senates, and three systemwie committees (UCFW, UCEP, and UCAADE) responded to the proposed changes to the set of systemwide police policies put forth by the University of California Office of the President. “The Senate strongly opposes the proposed Gold Book policies. We consider them to be inappropriate for a university environment and inconsistent with current national conversations about policing and UC’s own internal discussions about campus safety.”
April 27, 2021 In response to the proposed changes to the set of systemwide police policies put forth by the University of California Office of the President, the Council of UC Faculty Associations states: “The regressive content of the proposed changes, the undemocratic and opaque processes through which they have emerged, and the administrative hypocrisy around racial justice they reveal are unacceptable…In this moment of unparalleled reckoning with white supremacy and police violence in this country, we must reject reforms that expand rather than contract institutions of policing on our campuses.”
April 24, 2021 In response to the proposed changes to the set of systemwide police policies put forth by the University of California Office of the President, the UCLA Undergraduate Student Association Council and Academic Senators find the policy proposals “and the process by which these revisions have been considered to be disingenuous at best and, at worst, deeply hypocritical and deadly to Black, Brown, and Indigenous students.”
April 20, 2021 In response to the proposed changes to the set of systemwide police policies put forth by the University of California Office of the President, the UCSB Council on Faculty Welfare, Academic Freedom, and Awards finds the policy proposals “out of step with the current landscape and recommends they be rejected.”
February 5, 2021 A set of recommendations put forth by the University of California Office of the President, which includes a systemwide approach to the use of body worn cameras, “systemwide response teams,” and the issuance of concealed carry weapons to qualified retired police officers.
January 19, 2021 In response to a lack of racial equity for Black people at the UCLA School of Education & Information Studies (SEIS), a group of more than 50 SEIS students, alumni, faculty, as well as over 100 allies to the Black community delivered a list of grievances and demands to Interim Wasserman Dean Tina Christie and the Division Heads of the UCLA School of Education & Information Studies.
September 28, 2020 Two dozen conveners across the University of California system and 60 transnational and U.S.-based system-impacted activists, scholars, and creatives sign in solidarity with the Cops Off Campus Coalition, the DIVEST/INVEST UCLA Faculty Collective, and all transnational & local movements envisioning a world free from police, all who are mobilizing for the abolition of carceral systems of injustice and reparations from a university industrial complex that continues to exploit Black labor and Black knowledge to the complete devaluation of Black life.
August 26, 2020 Open letter to the UCLA campus community and administration from members of the No UCPD Coalition detailing their decision to boycott of the Public Safety Advisory Council (PSAC) in solidarity with the joint demands from the Black Graduate Student Association, the Afrikan Student Union, and the Divest/Invest UCLA Faculty Collective.
July 10, 2020 Letter to University of California, Riverside Administration with four specific demands that support and amplify the open letter from the Blackness Unbound Collective and the recommendations from the UC Academic Senate with a requested response by July 30, 2020.
June 29, 2020 Letter to Janet Napolitano, President of the University of California, from the Chair of the Assembly of the Academic Senate, Kum-Kum Bhavnani.
June 22, 2020 Letter to the leadership of the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at the University of California, Riverside from a collective made up of largely untenured faculty that outlines specific demands around restitution and structural change.
June 18, 2020 Letter in support of the demands by the DIVEST/INVEST UCLA Faculty Collective towards complete divestment from the police state, as well as in support of the demands put forth by UCLA students and alumni.
June 18, 2020 Letter to Chancellor Gene Block and Executive Vice Chancellor Emily Carter from more than 7,500 UCLA undergraduate students, graduate students, alumni, and staff in solidarity with the Black Graduate Association and the Afrikan Student Union, demanding a public acknowledgement and response by June 25th.
June 14, 2020 Letter to Chancellor May and the administration of the University of California Davis from UC Davis faculty to disband campus police and dissociate from other law enforcement agencies.
Specific demands put forth by the Afrikan Student Union at UCLA and the Black Grad Student Association.
As students and workers at the University of California, we demand an end to all university contracts with police on our campuses, the abolition of their departments, and the redistribution of their resources to provide for community members in need.
We recognize that police violence against Black people is not limited to Minneapolis or Louisville – it happens all over the country, including on the UC Berkeley campus and in our surrounding community.
A list of demands from the Black Student Union at the University of California, Santa Cruz in response to the unrelenting anti-Blackness of 2020.
June 2, 2020 Letter to Chancellor Cynthia Larive and iCP/EVC Lori Kletzer with demands around university divestment from police, including to cease city and state police and ICE presence on campus.