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.