The People’s Rally, March, and Conference—Save Our Schools Coalition July 8-9, 2016

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2016-11-29T17:39:06+00:00

Reverend Doctor William Barber II is the President of the North Carolina NAACP and convener of the Historic Thousands on Jones Street (HKonJ) Peoples Assembly Coalition, We are gathered here today as we the people are unified in a common cause drawn by [...]

The People’s March For Public Education and Social Justice

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2016-11-29T17:39:06+00:00

Save Our Schools Coalition March and Rally and Activists Conference The People’s March For Public Education and Social JusticeThe March and Rally Take Place at The Lincoln Memorial[/tile] Friday, July 8, 2016 10:30 a.m. – Pre-Rally festivities on the big stage and in [...]

#FightForDyett in Voices from the Frontlines Today [Videos]

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2016-11-29T17:39:10+00:00

After 34 days, the Hunger Strike may have ended, but the commitment has not waned. The "conversations" with Chicago Public Schools remain. Through the video presentations [below] we invite you to the Dyett Hunger Strikers Press Conference held at the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition. [We apologize for [...]

When a Compromise Is Not a Compromise “The Hunger Strike Continues!” #WeAreDyett

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2016-11-29T17:39:11+00:00

Once again Chicago Public schools has demonstrated that they don’t respect community voice, they don’t respect the voice of black parents, young people and community residents. And do not have the highest expectations for our children. We don't only have "leaders" who betray the people [...]

A Candlelight Vigil in the #FightForDyett — Day 16 [Videos]

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2017-02-14T14:42:39+00:00

It has been a long and arduous journey, this Journey for Justice. It began in 1999. It is no wonder that the hunger strikers today are tired. Not only is there the physical strain of going without food, the emotional drain of [...]

Parents and Allies Launch a Hunger Strike #FightForDyett Videos

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2016-11-29T17:39:11+00:00

UPDATE: By Jitu Brown | Originally Published at Facebook. August 17, 2015 | ‪#‎fightfordyett‬ ‪#‎wearedyett‬ Good morning brothers and sisters. This is Day 3 of our HUNGER STRIKE for Dyett Global Leadership and Green Technology High School. We are united in purpose, for Black children in [...]

Twelve Parents Launch Hunger Strike

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2016-11-29T17:39:11+00:00

Twelve parents from Bronzeville and allies from communities across Chicago launch a hunger strike in front of Dyett High School to call out the injustice suffered at the hands of CPS and the appointed Board of Education and to demand the adoption of the Global [...]

The School Closure Playbook

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2016-11-29T17:39:14+00:00

Tomorrow, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is facing reelection. Responsible for appointing both the CEO and school board, Emanuel exercises enormous control over the city’s public schools. Under his leadership, Chicago shut down forty-nine public schools in 2013. “The School Closure [...]