Part 1 – NOT A MOMENT IN TIME
We begin with history. What lineage stands behind today’s policing?
Settler Colonialism (Land theft//occupation//harm)
Logic of Elimination
Redlining/Racially restrictive covenants
Neoliberal economic policies
Exploited labor pool
Weed and Seed policies
Los Angeles and Gabrielino-Tongva Land
- How is property law tied to conquest?
- What role does private property play in systemic policing?
- What are your experiences with police when dealing with housing?
- What are some examples of displacement?
- Do you have any examples of ongoing displacement in your communities? Anything that you suspect may be contributing to displacement?
- What do you understand occupation to be, what modern examples of occupation can you think of in the world?
Annie Lloyd, “A Brief History Of L.A.’s Indigenous Tongva People,” LAist (Oct. 9, 2017).
Jenny Hamel, “LA’s Tongva Descendants: ‘We Originated Here,’” KCRW (July 17, 2018).
Mapping Indigenous LA, “Mapping Indigenous LA: Placemaking Through Digital Storytelling,” UCLA American Indian Studies Center (2016).
Charles Sepulveda, “To Decolonize Indigenous Lands, We Must Also Abolish Police and Prisons,” Truthout (October 13, 2020).
Kelly Lytle Hernández, City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771-1965. (2017).
Nick Estes, “Born on the Fourth of July: Counterinsurgency, Indigenous Resistance, and Black Revolt,” The Red Nation, Jul. 4, 2017.Collective-Learning-Part-1-Study-Guide