What are teach-ins?

Teach-ins began at the University of Michigan in 1965 to protest the Vietnam War and subsequently expanded to become a tradition across American colleges and universities. Teach-ins are participatory discussions oriented toward action, typically including students and faculty in conversation. Previous teach-in movements nationwide have been focused on anti-war, environmental justice, anti-gun violence, and racial justice activism. 

Why are teach-ins important for REPAIR?

Teach-ins bring together students across UCSF with San Francisco community scholar-activists to build capacity for collaborative action. This is a key part of the REPAIR Project's mission to center and uplift BIPOC voices in medicine and science as we strive to reconfigure medical and biomedical scientific practice. Each year's teach-in series fits within that year's strategic theme.

How are teach-ins different from campus forums or other REPAIR events?

Teach-ins focus on student and community engagement and strive to highlight community organizing initiatives as well as academic anti-racist scholarship.

 How can I get involved with teach-ins or find out when they are happening?

Get involved with planning teach-ins by joining our Curriculum Working Group. Find out when they are happening by joining our mailing list!