What: Community Outreach to Save Our Schools
When: Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 11:00am-1:00pm
Where: Stockton Elementary, 4420 N. Beacon St. (Beacon at Montrose)
In cooperation with Northside Action for Justice and Chicago Teachers’ Union
Join CTU members, parents, students, and other allies in reaching out to our communities to SAVE OUR SCHOOLS.
Honor Dr. King’s Legacy. Speak out for quality public education. Speak out for a voice in our communities. Speak out to save our schools.
The Mayor and Board of Education have closed or taken over dozens of schools every year, targeting Black and Latino neighborhoods. These closings take resources that our students deserve, destabilize our neighborhoods, and increase racial inequalities at CPS. The Board of Ed is now planning to close dozens more schools, taking even more from the communities that have lost the most. They plan to close schools in part to pay for corporate handouts and more privatized “charter schools” controlled by the Mayor’s supporters-taking away our community’s schools, jobs, and VOICE.
Join CTU members across the city in spending a few hours of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend fighting for our communities, our students, and our schools.
Information transcribed from flyer distributed by CTU Organizing Department. They may be reached at 312-329-6227 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Events will also be held simultaneously at the following locations:
-Albany Park Neighborhood Council office, 4749 N. Kedzie Ave., 2nd Floor (continues until 2pm)
-Blocks Together office, 3455 W. North Ave. (begins at 10am)
-Lewis Elementary, 1431 N. Leamington Ave.
-Kenwood Oakland Community Organization, 4242 S. Cottage Grove
-Ruggles Elementary, 7831 S. Prairie Ave.
-Fenger High School, 11220 S. Wallace St.