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Petition to President Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J., seattle University

Protect Undocumented Students at Seattle University

We, the students, of Seattle University (SU) believe that our campus should serve as a safe community for all students regardless of immigration status. This petition is addressed to Seattle University's President Rev. Stephen Sundborg, S.J. and the university. We are demanding that the university lives up to its mission of  "empowering leaders for a just and humane world" and commit to protecting all of its students, especially those who are DACA/Undocumented students.  DACA is at risk of being terminated, making DACA/Undocumented students  vulnerable by risk of deportation, losing their jobs, scholarships, and driver’s licenses. An attack on the safety of DACA/Undocumented students’ safety is an attack on the entire SU community. Regardless of immigration status, we demand that Seattle University be a safe, welcoming, resourceful, and proactive ally of and for Undocumented/DACA  students. Undocumented/DACA students should not have to fear losing their education, feel unsafe, or excluded on our campus. We call on you to declare that SU will always be open to Undocumented/DACA students.  ACTIONS THAT WE ASK SEATTLE UNIVERSITY TAKE  Provide free legal counsel for DACA/undocumented Students The making of official spaces for DACA/undocumented students on campus as well as being inclusive within their studies by including undocumented persons’ experiences, histories, etc.  On-campus police refusal to cooperate with ICE by following an administrative guideline so that on-campus police can still act in accordance to federal laws without resulting in “outing” a DACA/undocumented person on Seattle University campus. The organization of undocumented ally trainings and workshops (especially focused towards faculty, staff and students) The implementation of allied faculty and staff (as well as a directory so that these persons are easily accessible to DACA/undocumented students) The last three emboldened points are the three actions that this petition requests the school put into effect immediately. The organization of undocumented ally training and workshops that is especially focused towards faculty, staff ,and students would help foster a safer, more understanding environment for DACA/Undocumented students. Resulting, in increasing knowledge of how to better foster such an environment and address situations with ICE as to protect our DACA/Undocumented community members. The information from these workshops are not only resourceful and helpful to DACA/Undocumented students, but better enables people who have the privilege of  citizenship status to better protest and act where their DACA/undocumented peers can not, due to fear of being found as a Undocumented/DACA recipient. The implementation of allied faculty and staff as well as a directory so that these persons are easily accessible to DACA/undocumented students will help build an environment of learning where undocumented students have accessible resources and persons to turn to on campus, further fostering a safer and more welcoming environment for their learning.  Establishing allied faculty and staff as resources as well as persons of the university’s student support services infrastructure will act in aims of improving campus environment for individuals who are undocumented by creating spaces controlled by both the institution and students to act as entry points for students searching for resources, advice, and referrals to members of the campus network. To ensure the safety of our fellow students of all immigration statuses, we demand for the organization of Undocumented Ally training & workshops, the implementation of Allied staff & Faculty for DACA/Undocumented students at Seattle University, and a public statement be issued.  * I want to stress that by signing this, if one is a DACA recipient and/or Undocumented, that there are dangers to signing this petition or one of similar message. This documentation may lead to vulnerability as your name will be put onto a document which will be supporting immigration justice. This link can be dangerous as a person who is a DACA recipient and/or is currently Undocumented. This petition also gives the option of not disclosing one's name. It is important that we include this option as to endanger our DACA/Undocumented peers or not give the option of inclusion in the protest would go against the beliefs and values that this  petition is trying to build, solidify, and expand within and outside of the SU community.                  

sunshine soriano
26 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Washington Music Theater, First & Goal

WaMu Theater: Cascade Up The Orchestra Sections To Accommodate Disabled Seatings

WaMu Theater (also known as the Event Center) is a location within the Century Link Field that has the capacity between 3,300 to 7,000 people for a flexible performing arts venue that presents concerts and Broadway shows. But if it's supposed to be a musical theater, then why are there orchestra sections sitting on the floor level that does not cascade up? The big deal about the venue is that the views of the flat-floor are full of obstructions because there is no slope reserved seatings other than the moveable bleachers. A real theater must have Orchestra sections to cascade up in between the pit and the loges/mezzanines, not on the main flat floor with or without the portable chairs. What's even worse is that the venue lacks in reserving disabled seatings, which leaves the people with the wheelchairs in the disadvantage, and because of this, it discriminates the concert goers with physical disabilities who wanted to have the best night of their lives without needing to stand up. Our efforts for this petition is to encourage the organization of First & Goal to renovate the interior WaMu Theater by at least cascading up the orchestra sections to accommodate disabled seatings for an equally satisfying viewable experience, regardless of the live music genres, reserved or general admission, and all of the ages. Friendly Update: Use The Hashtags #FixWaMuTheater and #GiveWaMuTheaterAMakeover

Seattle Entertainer
7 supporters