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


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 [...]

#FightForDyett in Voices from the Frontlines Today [Videos]


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


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]


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 [...]

Health Professionals Challenge Mayor Emanuel to End Hunger Strike #WeAreDyett


On August 17th Chicago parents embarked on a Journey For Justice, Education Justice. After more than fifteen years of struggle, the people felt determined to secure moral justness. Twelve parents from communities across Chicago launched a hunger strike in front of Dyett High School. Dyett [...]

Will Milwaukee Schools be turned over to National Charter School Companies? Ask New Orleans


With education reform ideas moving through Wisconsin’s legislature, three citizen experts on the nation's "Recovery" School District— the Miracle that never was, and the Recovery that never came — will share their personal stories and perspectives. Dr. Raynard Sanders, Karran Harper Royal, and Dr. Kristen Buras are [...]

It’s Harvest Time for Selma!


It’s Harvest Time for Selma. Selma sowed abundantly in 1965, 50 years ago. It sowed blood, sacrifice, courage, struggle, victory, freedom and more. People all over this country and across the world have reaped the fruits of Selma’s sowing. Yet Selma has benefited little from [...]

The Sacredness of Bloody Sunday Triumphs! #BloodySunday #Sacred


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ten major civil rights organizations have united to commemorate the 50thAnniversary of Bloody Sunday and the Selma-to-Montgomery Marches. We have jointly created more than 40events for this historic anniversary weekend which include: An address by the President of the United [...]