The Trauma Center Campaign began its Week of Action with a protest at a UCMC construction site.
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Following a hearing on trauma deserts in Chicago, activists rallied in front of the UCMC to demand a trauma center on the South Side.
Community leaders, politicians, and activists alike urged the University to expand its trauma services.
Polonsky said he is open to collaborating with other hospitals and organizations to bring trauma care to the South Side.
Hospital admins must make good on public discussion promise.
Far from simply “shaming” those in charge, trauma center activists cultivate ties with local figures and groups working toward change.
If activists want to see a trauma center on the South Side, they may want to take their cause to City Hall.
The University must make a sustained and meaningful attempt to extend a hand to members of the South Side community.
UCPD’s use of undercover officer at trauma center protest was counter to UChicago’s values.
We must evaluate necessity of campus cops.
UCPD’s actions speak to wider structual inequalities in our society.
The UCPD’s treatment of protestors raises concerns about student safety and community trust.