To Whom It Concerns,
It has come to our attention that campus is working with the local police department to use the campus as a holding area during the protests against police brutality. As alumni and community members of UW-Milwaukee, we chose UW Milwaukee because of the diversity and acceptance that was touted during our time on campus. It is with anger and shame that we learned that our school Is not upholding the very values they boast.
Innovation, leadership, and collaboration that fosters learning through education, scholarship and research, and public service.
Opportunities for open inquiry to support the positive transformation of individuals (students, faculty, and staff), institutions, and communities.
A caring, compassionate, and collegial community characterized by mutual respect and safety.
Diversity in all of its definitions, including who we are, how we think, and what we do.
Ethical behavior, based on integrity, accountability, and responsibility
Transparent and inclusive decision making.
Stewardship of resources that promote sustainability, prosperity, and equity for all in the local and global communities.
Pride in our institution, our unique qualities, and our vital role.
We have kept our school afloat while you have sold your students and community out. You have not been transparent or a community leader, and we need that to change. We demand that UW-Milwaukee cut ties with Milwaukee PD and no longer use our campus as a jail. Until UW-Milwaukee sees fit to live up to their values, we as alumni will no longer be sending money and will actively encourage prospective students to go elsewhere until the system learns to value black lives.
SIGN PETITION: https://bit.ly/305JpRV