Seattle University Support of the People's Moratorium
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On Monday, March 19th, a group of Seattle-based community organizations began The People’s Moratorium, continuing the demand that King County stop the construction of the youth jail on 12th and Alder - only a 7 minute walk from Seattle University’s campus - until the site can be repurposed to meet the needs of local youth and families. The People’s Moratorium also demands that future plans for jails or courts on the site are eliminated.
We, as students of Seattle University, stand in solidarity with this movement and call upon our University to sign the Moratorium in support of our community.
We recognize that a just and humane world does not include cages for children, and instead, we should be investing our time, energy, and financial resources into solutions which support healing and care for the whole person, especially those who experience systemic marginalization.
Learn more, and have your organization sign on to the People's Moratorium here: https://action.mijente.net/petitions/the-people-s-moratorium-no-new-youth-jail-seattle
To share responsibility for the privileges Seattle University students have in this community, including direct benefits from the occupation of indigenous land, the policing of the neighborhood that our University is actively gentrifying, and our complicity in the construction of the youth jail, please join us for a vigil at 7pm in front of Seattle University’s Lemieux library on Monday, June 4th.
Here is a link to the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/166774987508120/
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