Avi Waldman

CONTRIBUTIONS

Gathering in Hyde Park Held to Honor Palestinians Killed by Israeli Armed Forces

Activists and neighbors gathered to mourn Palestinians killed in recent Israeli airstrikes.

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May 31, 2021

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10:59 p.m.

New Student Activism Coalition Demands Justice for Students, South Side, and University’s International Impact at Rally

The UChicago Student Activist Network demanded a “people’s university,” a vision that ties the University’s relationship with its students and the South Side to its impact in international affairs.

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May 14, 2021

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7:59 p.m.

MayDayMarch2

Activists held picket signs at the May Day march.

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May 7, 2021

May Day March

Activists demanded UCPD abolition at May Day march.

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May 7, 2021

Campus and Community Activists Demand UCPD Abolition at May Day March

March organizers linked UCPD abolition to demands by labor groups.

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May 7, 2021

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12:27 p.m.

An Account of UCPD’s Disciplinary Actions, Amid Its Reaccreditation Pursuit

In a public UCPD reaccreditation forum lasting 15 minutes, only one person spoke: a UChicago student recounting his experience with the UCPD.

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April 20, 2021

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6:54 p.m.

UCPD To Pursue Reaccreditation; Assessor Seeks Public Comments by Phone and Forum on April 13

The UCPD is seeking reaccreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), which it last achieved in July 2017.

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March 31, 2021

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4:12 p.m.

Chicagoans Rally Downtown to “Defend the Election”

Hundreds of demonstrators, UChicago students among them, took to the streets after President Trump prematurely claimed victory.

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November 6, 2020

Halloween Night Brings Police, Protesters, and Organizers to Hyde Park

Officers on bicycles pushed groups of Chicagoans around 53rd Street shortly after a demonstration against UCPD by #CareNotCops. Other community organizers were also in the area to help de-escalate tense situations.

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November 1, 2020

CTU Rally

Chicago Teachers Union Vice President Stacey Davis Gates at Wednesday's event.

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Oct. 20, 2020