Statement from Humanim Chief Business Officer Cindy Plavier-Truitt

Statement from Humanim Chief Business Officer Cindy Plavier-Truitt

January 14, 2020

On Monday night, the 45th District Democratic Central Committee used space at Humanim’s brewery building on N. Gay Street for a meeting, as it has many times in the past.

Before the event, representatives of the Central Committee posted signs stating that “Humanim Policy” prohibits media from attending and livestreaming. This led to at least one member of the media being turned away from a portion of the meeting.

Humanim policy does not preclude the media from attending events in the building nor does it prohibit livestreaming. Our policy is that organizations using our facilities should inform Humanim when the media will be attending events in one of our buildings. We ask that because of privacy concerns; people receive a variety of services in our facilities and we are bound to ensure their privacy.

We welcome the media to our facilities and media has regularly covered events at our building over the past 10 years. Given that we have routinely allowed media access and livestreaming in our building, we are not clear why this happened last night.

Humanim deeply appreciates the media’s important role of informing the community, and we regret that the media and public were inconvenienced in any way last night.