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Students Not Suspects: StopCVE

  • The University of Chicago Center for Identity + Inclusion 5710 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60637 (map)

Screening and Discussion for Students, Teachers, Social Workers, and Community Members:

Anti-Muslim narratives are woven into classroom curriculum and show up in personal bias and harassment — but are also an integral piece of national security policies that profile, target, and criminalize Muslim students, as well as other marginalized students. The Department of Homeland Security and other government entities are funding and supporting these policies, and it is urgent that we educate ourselves and resist, or these policies will spread throughout our city, state, and country.

Join us for a screening of the short film "Watched" (dir. Katie Mitchell), and to hear from the targeted communities about how they feel growing up while being seen as a national security threat, learn about the ways these policies are showing up in our schools, and strategize together about how we can take action in our classrooms, schools, and cities. 

Food will be provided from Ghareeb Nawaz, zabiha halal and vegetarian options avaiable. 

Discussion led by StopCVE Chicago, a group of individuals and organizations that represent, work with, and support Muslim communities across Chicago who are part of a nationwide movement to resist government surveillance of the Muslim community. You can find out more at

Earlier Event: November 3
Countering Anti-Muslim Racism
Later Event: November 6
AAAFF Winter Showcase: Origin Story