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English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Introduction and History

3 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 19 min), 8 readings
3 videos
Angela Dillard: Law & Order in America11m
R. L’Heureux Lewis-McCoy: Theoretical History of Abolition7m
8 readings
Origins of this Course1m
Groundrules for Engagement1m
Meet the Teach-Out Contributors 4m
Help us learn more about you!10m
Module Introduction10m
The Roots of Policing in the United States1h
Black Lives Matter45m
Optional: The 1619 Project20m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Understanding the Impact of Police Violence

4 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 31 min), 11 readings
8 videos
Elizabeth James: The Impact of Systemic Racism6m
R. L’Heureux Lewis-McCoy: Policing in Schools5m
Lauren Velez - Introduction to Avalon Housing 2m
Lauren Velez - Avalon Housing Client Story3m
LaBresha Scott- Avalon Housing Client Story1m
Ryan Henyard: Say Her Name1m
Charles Buchanan: Black Trans Lives Matter4m
11 readings
Module Introduction10m
Optional: Seven Last Words of the Unarmed5m
Optional: Police Brutality in America Teach-Out Spotify List10m
Robert Sellers: I Am So Tired20m
How Structural Racism Affects Healthcare18m
Policing and Gentrification20m
The Talk: Conversations Among Black Families 40m
What is intersectionality?10m
Black Women and Police Violence30m
Optional: #SayHerName5m
LGTBQ+ Communities and Police Violence40m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Policing in a Modern Context

4 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 34 min), 6 readings
5 videos
Barbara McQuade: Pattern or Practice3m
Lisa Jackson: How Does Police Oversight Work?12m
Sheriff Derrick Jackson: Six Pillars of Changing Policing8m
Michigan Senator Stephanie Chang: Social Work and Policing Partnerships5m
6 readings
The Systems that Protect the Police25m
Optional: Police Unions10m
What is police militarization?40m
Department of Defense Military Surplus Programs30m
ICE and Violence in Detention40m
Police Abolition Movements25m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Responding to Police Brutality

3 hours to complete
13 videos (Total 71 min), 2 readings
13 videos
Ketra Armstrong: The Role of Sport in Social Justice Movements5m
Ketra Armstrong: Lessons from Colin Kaepernick6m
Aaron Foley: The Journalism Industry 6m
Aaron Foley: The Role of Black Media Outlets6m
Aaron Foley: The Complex Relationship Between Police and the Media6m
Dr. Abdul El-Sayed: Systemic Racism as a Public Health Issue7m
Sheriff Derrick Jackson: A Sheriff's Perspective on Police Reform 7m
Lisa Jackson: Community Oversight in Policing at the Local Level 8m
Kathleen Meadows - Avalon’s Alternative Response to Policing 2m
Kathleen Meadows - Avalon’s Additional Resources44s
Lauren Velez - Avalon Housing Resident's Feedback to Police2m
Michigan Senator Stephanie Chang: Limits of Legislative Police Reform5m
2 readings
Colin Kaepernick: Abolition for the People40m
Journeys to Abolition30m

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