On February 4, 2021, President Cauce praised UW for the ways UWPD is tied to the Office of Student Life and spending its budget on regular events like “Coffee with a Cop.” Decriminalize UW found through Public Records Disclosures that UW spends over $8 million per year on the UW Seattle campus alone (not including Harborview and other UW affiliated medical centers). While President Cauce pointed out that UW does not have a contract with Seattle Police Department, she failed to acknowledge that UW actually subsidizes the Bothell city Police Department for increased police surveillance on campus.
Join us on Sunday, May 23 at 11am PST with your mask in hand and your mind open to new ideas for “Coffee Not Cops” where organizers share what we have learned, what we are doing, and what our demands are moving forward. We’ll have representatives from UW Seattle including the Black Student Union and Decriminalize UW; UW Bothell including CCT; and the new Seattle University Total Abolition group.
Accessibility: Use the 15th Ave NE and NE 41st St stop just north of the museum and head downhill (south) to the ramp next to the Central Parking Garage entrance. From Central Parking Garage, take the Odegaard elevator and follow the signs for Husky Card access, then exit Plaza level and go right.
Co-sponsors: Cops Off Campus Coalition; USAS; UW Black Student Union; SUPER UW; UWB CCT; UW Black Graduate Student Association; and UW BLM / Subvert UD