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Photo Brief: S.T.A.N.D. and Overtown protestors seek promise fulfillment

Kelsey Kearns//The Miami Hurricane

PROMOTING JUSTICE: Lula Crowder, a resident of Overtown, attends the protest held at the University of Miami on Wednesday to demand a community agreement between the university and the community of Overtown regarding the building of the UM Life Science and Technology park in the area. The student organization S.T.A.N.D. organized the protest.

S.T.A.N.D is trying to prevent gentrification from happening in Overtown. Its members want the university to be aware of the risk that local residents will have to handle if a Sustainable Community Benefit Agreement is not signed by both parties.

Almost 20 university organizations and hundreds of students and faculty members have signed letters and petitions in support of the agreement with Overtown residents.

March 3, 2011

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Marlena Skrobe

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2 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Photo Brief: S.T.A.N.D. and Overtown protestors seek promise fulfillment”

  1. Bill Foote says:

    ……and Mr/Ms “Concerned Student”: What is your suggestion? Write a letter to the University President and wait for an answer! or just comment in the student paper?

  2. Not sure if storming the Ashe building on Wednesday was the effective way to spread the message.

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