Press release: Coalition of activists and community members planning “March Against Madness” during NCAA basketball tournament in Bloomington

Patrick Saling, an organizer with the Poor People’s Campaign, sent to The Bloomingtonian the following statement, and press release on behalf of a Coalition of Bloomington Activists, Homeless Leaders, and Community Member:

“As the city of Bloomington, IN hosts the NCAA men’s basketball March Madness tournament, impacted leaders from Indiana University student organizations and a wide-range of community advocacy groups will host their own demonstration March 18, 19 and 20.

The “March to End the Madness” is in response to the city of Bloomington’s recent evictions of encampments occupied by our unhoused neighbors and the city council’s failure to pass Ordinance 21-06, which would have provided some protection against these harmful policies. The demonstration will begin March 18 and 19 at Dunn Meadow on IU’s campus.

On these days, testimonies from the city’s poor and unhoused will highlight the madness of Bloomington’s war on the impoverished. Leaders from university and city organizations will host workshops for the event’s attendees.

On March 20 — after two days of mobilizing — we will march on the streets of Bloomington in solidarity and along with those affected by the city and university’s neglect of the poor.”

The following press release was sent to The Bloomingtonian with the above message. See download link:

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