In unison and harmony, as Irene Robinson proclaims, “We must build up our bodies mentally and physically to continue to fight.” And we will…
The Bronzeville Community Invites You to Stand with #WeAreDyett[
Last week, our National Director and #FightForDyett Hunger Striker, Jitu Brown joined Eric Mann on Voices from the Frontlines to discuss the fight for a world-class education for Black children in Bronzeville, Chicago. Today, Eric Mann welcomes the hunger strikers back, at 4PM PST, to discuss the end of the strike, lessons learned, and how the struggle continues on the ground in Bronzeville. We are inspired by you! Listen live here!
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To See and Listen to the Dyett Parents and Grandparents, Reverend Jesse Jackson, and State Senator, and Supporter Kwame Raoul, Join the Press Conference
Reverend Jesse Jackson and Dyett Hunger Strikers
Reverend Jackson places the Dyett Hunger Strike into the history of civil rights struggles by parents and communities. He shares the proud heritage of Rainbow Push and Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior. He connects it to today’s Dyett Coalition. Hunger Striker, Irene Robinson, Grandmother of 14, shares the realities — the Hate Crimes that allow for school closures and disinvestment in the Black Community while providing state of the art facilities in white neighborhoods. Ms Robinson asks “Why”? Why would anyone do this to children or their brethre?
Dyett Hunger Strike Post Strike Press Conference — The Progress Made
Bronzeville Parent and Hunger Striker, Monique Redeaux speaks on progress, accomplishments as well as ongoing goals. Jitu Brown gives voice to the lack of Choice in Black communities
Post Hunger Strike Press Conference with Coalition to Revitalize Dyett — Supporters Speak
Kwame Raoul, State Senator and Dyett supporter, speaks as a community stakeholder. Senator Raoul reminds us of the importance of a true community school with extended hours and full involvement. Each of these benefits the whole neighborhood…inclusive of the children. A neighborhood school helps to keep the streets safer for residents and visitors, for the whole of the city. Brotha Jitu, Reverend Jackson — we have always been willing to talk and negotiate …We have not been talked to or negotiated with. Reverend Jackson is clear as to why we need an elected schools board. It is reasonable to expect a democracy with equal quality schools. Currently, the Global privatization scheme is ‘jobs down prisons up.’ This is a worldwide challenge.
Post Hunger Strike Press Conference with Coalition to Revitalize Dyett — The Conversation Continues
Jitu Brown and Hunger Strikers answer questions during press conference about future plans and tactics, as well as the current status of discussions to re-open Walter H. Dyett Global Leadership and Green Technology High School.