Decriminalize UW is a proud member of the Cops Off Campus Coalition and Abolition May. Join us Sunday, May 23 at the George Washington Statue to talk about the state of the abolition movement in Seattle and Bothell, and how you can act in solidarity.
11am – 12pm: Coffee Not Cops with organizers from UW Seattle, UW Bothell and Seattle U
2 – 3pm: Solidarities, Palestine & Beyond with organizers from USAS and SUPER UW
It’s time to decriminalize UW Seattle! Since June 2020, hundreds of organizations and over 10,000 members of the UW community have signed on to our demands to decriminalize UW: disarm and defund UWPD and invest those resources in our Black, Indigenous and People of Color at UW Seattle. These demands are inspired by the work of Movement for Black Lives and Decriminalize Seattle and rooted in years of work opposing police and prisons in this region.
- On June 15, 2020, President Cauce committed to “not hiring any officers who have previously been disciplined for any ethics, use of force, violence, bias, and any other serious violations.”
- On September 9, 2020, President Cauce committed “not to contract with the Seattle Police Department for security on our campus for football games or any other events on campus.”