PACK the Regents' Meeting

Thu, Mar 28, 2019 - 3:00pm to 5:30pm


📢 SHARE THIS EVENT AND INVITE YOUR FRIENDS NOW TO SHOW THAT YOU WANT DO NOT SUPPORT POLICY SPG 601.38 AND OTHERS LIKE IT!!! Tell the Regents to END OVER-POLICING! Our presence at their meeting could make or break SPG601.38 requiring felony disclosures. Let's show the Regents we care—pack the room and bring along a friend and a sign, or use one of ours!

DAY: Thursday, March 28th
TIME: The meeting begins at 3PM but to ensure that you can get into the meeting room, please arrive by 2:30PM if at all possible! If you need to come late that is okay, just not ideal!
PLACE: Richard L. Postma Golf Course Clubhouse
500 E Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(if you put "Richard L. Postma Golf Course Clubhouse" into a maps app, it may take you to the wrong location. Please make sure it is the right address!)

Getting to the meeting:
- Blue Bus from CCTC on Commuter South, walk 4 mins
- Bus from CCTC on bus 62, walk 7 mins
- Fill out this ride-sharing form if you are driving or need a ride!!
- There is free, open parking at the golf clubhouse, both in front of the clubhouse and in the lot across Stadium.

About the policy and who we are:
a University of Michigan policy (SPG 601.38) was recently put into effect that requires all faculty, staff, student employees, volunteers, and visiting scholars who are charged with or convicted of a felony to report it to the University within one week of charge or conviction.

We, as an informal group of students at UM, are deeply concerned about the implications this policy will have for the UM community. The policy reinforces the existing collection of UM policies and procedures which discriminate against and exclude members of certain communities, most notably those with a criminal background. Individuals in communities which are disproportionately targeted for surveillance and control from the carceral state (defined below) now have an increased risk of losing their education and employment. The threat of losing employment or education will dissuade individuals from vulnerable communities from applying to the university, regardless of whether they have a criminal history. As a public institution of education for all residents, it is unethical to enact such exclusionary policy. Furthermore, the employees and students who are not directly targeted by the criminal justice system will be harmed by losing valuable educational experiences and the opportunity to learn with and from those with diverse life experiences.

Any further questions can be redirected to our facebook page, Umich Behind Bars.

Why we need you:
At the upcoming regents meeting, we will have students and faculty speaking against the new policy. If we can pack the room with people showing support for us, that would send a clear message to the regents that our community is upset!

What else can I do?
- Like our Umich Behind Bars Facebook page
- Sign and share this open letter to administratino from several concerned faculty members
- Email the regents explaining that YOU are not in support of this policy / others like it! Here is an example email!
- Come help us make signs at our sign making event HERE
- Print out flyers for us to use and/ or post them around campus!

Let us know if we can make this more accessible in some way!

University of Michigan Golf Course
500 E. Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104

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