CMU Against ICE
October 26, 2020 - We are looking for collaborations on teach-ins, zines, and community initiatives! Let us know by November 20 if you're interested: we'd love to get in touch.
August 28, 2020 - We are excited to announce the release of our Dis-Orientation Guide, a resource for incoming students on CMU and Pittsburgh, and an honest reflection on our community and on CMU's role as an institution.
August 12, 2020 - We're proud to announce that the winner of our 2020 #NoTech4ICE scholarship is Adriana. Check out our Scholarship Winner page for more information, including our press release.
July 22, 2020 - Our #NoTech4ICE scholarship winner has been selected and will be announced soon! Read more on the Scholarship page or on VICE: "College Students Create Scholarship to Protest Palantir."
CMU Against ICE
Palantir makes millions of dollars by working for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, helping carry out Trump’s immigration crackdown by fueling deportations with data. While Palantir still benefits from ICE's surveillance and deportation of immigrants, it is not right to support such scholarships that hurt marginalized communities.
Over 300 of us have made it very clear that we will not work for Palantir, a company that aids and abets ICE’s crimes against humanity. Thousands of students across the country have stood up to Palantir and pledged not to work for the firm, knowing we cannot be complicit in building tools that terrorize immigrants.
We've pushed back on multiple attempts at recruiting by Palantir since joining Mijente's #NoTechForICE Campaign:
Palantir SCS Tech Talk, Oct 2 2019: "Software Company's Recruitment Visit to CMU Met by Protestors | 90.5 WESA"
Palantir MSIT Privacy Seminar, Oct 24, 2019: "CMU's Moral Obligation to Stand against Palantir"
Mijente National Day of Action, Nov 19, 2019: "CMU students protest university's involvement with Palantir, a company contracted with ICE" / Campus activists find a target at the intersection of immigration and technology: Palantir
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