To: Chancellor Michael D. Amiridis, Provost Susan Poser, and Kevin Scheibler, UIC Pavilion Director
Cancel Trump's Rally at UIC Pavilion
Donald Trump is running on a platform of hate and dangerous intolerance. It has no place in Chicago but especially not at an institution of higher learning.
In many instances Trump rallies have led to students, youth, and people of color being violently attacked by attendees.
UIC should not be host to hate. Please cancel the event.
Why is this important?
UIC is home to working students, immigrant, and students of color to have access to higher education and graduate.
The platform Donald Trump would announce at the UIC Pavilion is a direct attack on much of the UIC student body - from mass deportation to a ban on muslims to a refusal to denounce the KKK, not to mention regular insults to women.
If UIC is a "minority serving institution" that comes with specific responsibility. And that doesn't include serving white supremacists or hosting events that put the student body at risk of altercations with attendees who have a history of violent attacks on people of color at his rallies.
Trump is a danger and so are his events. UIC should not be host to them.