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Illinois Newsroom is hosting a panel discussion on alternatives to university police

Lee Gaines, education reporter for Illinois Newsroom, will be moderating a panel discussion on campus policing, with the intent of examining what campus safety would look like if university cops were defunded or abolished. 

The panel discussion on February 25th at 7 p.m. will last 45 minutes, followed up by a 45 minute Q&A. You can view and participate in the discussion through Facebook Live

Illinois Newsroom is looking for input from U of I students in the form of video testimonials answering the questions: 

  • Do you feel safe on campus?
  • How does the presence of police on campus make you feel?
  • How do you feel about efforts to defund the police??

Find instructions on recording and submitting here.

Top image from Facebook event page. 

Staff writer

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