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DisarmPSU Demonstration Friday, June 12 11:00am-12:30pm Meet at the Urban Plaza @DisarmPSUNow on Instagram & Twitter

Event details

We will begin gathering around 10:30am on the PSU Urban Plaza. At 11am, we will march to the Campus Public Safety Office.  We will stop for a moment of silence honoring the life of Jason Washington at the site of his killing.

The event will be live streamed on:

Facebook and Instagram

Accessibility

We are striving to host inclusive, accessible event that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. We will have a speaker system and an ASL interpreter at the CPSO stairs. The Urban Plaza and the gathering area in front of CPSO is wheelchair accessible. The march route is approximately 1/2 mile and mostly flat.  There is parking within two blocks of the start and end location. There are several bus routes that stop within one block. The Max Green, Yellow, and Orange lines and the Streetcar stop at the Urban Plaza. Due to Stay at Home orders, public restrooms may not be available.

COVID-19 Guidance for Protests

Tips around attending protests in the COVID-19 era:  Sanitization Protocol adapted from QueerCare

Maintaining Physical Distance: Whenever people gather in large numbers, there is a potential for the disease to spread. It’s important to maintain at least 6 feet of physical distancing or more. Shouting generates more aerosols and can spread the virus further, increasing COVID-19 transmission.

Wearing a Mask: We recognize that for people of color, racial bias and stereotypes of criminality have created real fears about going out in public with a mask or face covering. People of color have been removed from stores for wearing masks, and many fear for their lives. We understand these concerns, and at this moment, they must be weighed against the additional protections masks can provide from transmission and exposure to COVID. We encourage you to wear one.

 

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