On Friday, March 11th, Donald Trump will be holding a campaign rally at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago. This event is dedicated to gathering a large group of people regardless of race, gender, religion, sexuality, political affiliation, etc. to unite in solidarity AGAINST the Donald Trump campaign and its presence at Chicago and at UIC. Door’s for the event open some time between 3PM and 4PM. We will start gathering at 3PM, with this time being subject to change.
Get your tickets for the event here! We will be meeting up to protest outside as well, but let’s take as many as we can:
Here’s a petition to show our discontent with this rally being held at the UIC Pavilion:
Reasons for protesting:
-Trump has called for the complete and total shutdown of all Muslims entering the United States. He has claimed that Islam and Muslims are hateful and terrorists and must be barred entrance until he decides otherwise.
-Trump has generalized the entire Mexican immigrant community as criminals and rapists. He calls for the mass deportation of 11 million adults and children alike regardless of how long they have lived in the United States. He also calls for the building of a giant wall to separate us from our long-time allies in Mexico.
-Trump has advocated FOR war crimes such as but not limited to torture-interrogation, mass murder as a warning, the intentional murder of entire civilian families, and the indiscriminatory bombing of countries in the Middle East.
-Trump has consistently refused to disavow and condemn the white supremacist hate groups such as the KKK that support and work for his campaign.
-Trump has preyed on the fears of poor and middle class whites while at the same time not offering any policies that would support them in overcoming the very serious and real challenges that they also face in America.
-Trump’s nativist, nationalist, and fascist stances parallel the most evil leaders this world has seen such as Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini.
-Trump shows a childlike temperament that would jeopardize our national security and potentially start unnecessary conflicts.
There are surely many other reasons that one may choose to condemn Trump’s campaign. All are valid and acknowledged. The list grows with every passing day…
Trump has been known to provoke and encourage violence towards protesters in the past. Past protests have seen individuals be spit on, kicked, hit, shoved, and assaulted in various other ways. With that being said, our strength will lie both in our numbers and our ability to show these Trump supporters a higher class of behavior. We do not condone and will condemn any physical contact with supporters attending the rally; please keep your hands and items to yourself. Our goal must be to show the attendees the empathy, acceptance, and love that we strive to see in the world. Keep any signs and chants aimed at Trump and his campaign, instead of individual supporters.
If you are part of an organization either at UIC or in Chicago that would like to connect with us, please message the “Stop Trump 2016 – Chicago” page!
We are currently in the process of acquiring protest permits in case we have such a large group that we may potentially disrupt traffic. However, we are legally allowed to protest on the sidewalks without a permit. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!
UIC is is no way connected to Trump campaign nor this event. The UIC Pavilion works as a separate entity for separate, non-university related events.