University of Chicago Student Organizers to Hold Second No Bannon Teach-In on Feb. 23

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CHICAGO—(ENEWSPF)—February 22, 2018

By: Arianna Gass and Linda Solotaire 

On Friday, February 23, South Side community organizers will address the repercussions of University of Chicago policies on the Hyde Park community, including access to emergency medical care and discrimination against immigrants and minorities. “No Bannon: More Than Freedom of Speech – Community Teach-In” will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 235 East 58th Street in Chicago.

University of Chicago doctoral student Arianna Gass and community organizer Kofi Ademola will moderate a short panel discussion about the impact of the University of Chicago’s expansion on policing, rent increases, and community divestment on the South Side. Panelists will include University of Chicago post-doctoral fellow Ryan Jobson; Adom Getachew, Assistant Professor of Political Science at University of Chicago; Grace Chan McKibben, a community organizer, Development Director at the Indo-American Center, and former Dean of Students at UChicago; and Tom Brignall, Associate Professor of Sociology at Lewis University.

Community organizers will include Jawanza Malone, Executive Director of the Kenwood-Oakland Community Organization (KOCO); Haroon Galel, an organizer with Southside Together Organizing for Power who has advocated for a UChicago Trauma Center and Community Benefits Agreement; and Tweak Harris, an artist and activist with Fearless Leading by Youth who has also organized around the UChicago Trauma Center.

An additional teach in will occur on Monday, February 26. University of Chicago student organizers and community activists have been protesting the Bannon event since it was announced last month. The university has not publicized when the Bannon event will take place.

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Source: UChicago YDSA

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