‘Stop calling police: Keep cops off campus,’ new UC Santa Cruz mural tells students

A project of students, faculty and alumni, the mural depicts protesters, including one group gathered on a sunny day, with signs that read “Stop calling police: Keep cops off campus,” “Defund the police” and “Abolish prisons.”

Scrolled across the bottom is a phrase that describes artist and UC Santa Cruz alumnus Irene Juarez-O’Connell’s vision: “Safety without police.”

“It’s telling a story of something that is possible. Envisioning a future without police —I think that’s radical,” she told the UC Santa Cruz Newscenter earlier this month.
UC Santa Cruz by Liz Henry is licensed under Flickr