On June 1 during Alumni Weekend, join UCSA and UChicago United in our rally at the Alumni House to oppose the University of Chicago Police Department’s criminalization and displacement of students and communities on the South Side, and demand fully-funded and multicultural mental health resources for all. What happened this past April, UCPD when officers shot our peer and friend during a mental health episode, was not an isolated incident.
We are committed to the rights of all students and non-students to the critical resources we need as human beings as an alternative to violent policing.
Show up in solidarity to demand an end to decades of unaccountable, racist policing by one of the nation’s largest police forces. Join us as we insist on our right as a community, as people of color, as people with mental illnesses, people with disabilities, to imagine safety beyond policing, and demonstrate that counseling and care, not harm and policing, should be a budgetary priority of this institution.
Accessibility: We will beginning outside of Alumni House and marching at a slow pace for approximately half a mile. We will ensure access to sidewalks with curb cuts throughout the march. There will risk sensory overstimulation due to significant noise (yelling, megaphones) and brightly colored banners.