Pandemic Teaching Reflections, Not All Rainbows

by Andrew Joseph Pegoda
“Factors of pedagogy fully considered, I have certainly had some exceptional online students and many other students producing quality, thoughtful work, but for me, virtual teaching has not been as fulfilling. There is little contact with others. Students struggle. They really struggle online. “

After the Storm: Talking “Just Recovery” with West Street Recovery

“…when you really start talking to people about their lives and what stressors they have … what we call disasters … are not disjunctures. They are not cataclysmic events. They’re more like inflections in long histories of exploitation and suffering, resistance, rebuilding, mutual aid.”

Fresher Fields Than Houston: Wilfred Owen, Z-Ro and the Apocalypse of Imperialism

by M.C. Zendejas
“One must wonder, however, whether this complicity characterizes imperialism as unchangeable, or merely recognizes that immediate change is impossible, that change is not a single event but a historical process. After all, if we are to dare to invent tomorrow’s utopia we must first start by acknowledging today’s dystopia, beginning with our place in it.”

Last Days of Fiesta

by Gerardo Velasquez
“I wonder what they’ll do with the property, now that Fiesta is gone. I wonder what will happen to our community.”

Houston’s Wave of Resistance

by Anonymous
“As we marched, protestors chanted the names of the six people murdered by the HPD since late April. These chants were a reminder that behind the publicity stunt engineered by Acevedo lie a viciously brutal police force. “

Obstruction of Peace

by anonymous
“During the waiting period, we are completely in the dark about what they are going to do. We tell them they are entrapping us without pressing a charge and they do not even look in our eyes or say anything. Some officers are smirking, talking amongst themselves as we freak out over this bullshit.”

An Encounter with Police Brutality

by Usama Abbas
“It brought me to tears which I held back because my younger brother was there looking up to me. The cause of my tears was that the injustice and brutality that a Black man, woman, and child face became so vivid.”

June 2020

by Patrick Higgins
“For his part, Acevedo reveals himself as several things at once: a skilled operator, a talented performer, and a major city police chief with a department to protect. For educational purposes, two sets of records should be kept: one of HPD’s crimes against the working class and poor, and another of Acevedo’s filibustering tactics designed to hide those crimes.”

Until

By 3 Black Women Rice Students
“until that original system of oppression upon which the police force is built is completely dismantled, it’s fuck 12”