Monday, August 17, 2015

Starving for Justice 11 Chicagoans Hunger Strike To Protest Rahm Emanuel’s Failed Leadership On Education #Chicago #Education #HungerStrike

Community Leaders And Parents To Partake In Hunger Strike To Protest Treatment Of Local Chicago High School And Rahm Emanuel’s Failed Leadership On Education 

The hunger strike is being supported nationally by The Alliance to Reclaim Our School (AROS) is a national coalition of parents, teachers and community leaders representing more than 7 million people.

“Mayor Emanuel’s policies have harmed children and devastated communities,” said Keron Blair, Executive Director of AROS. “These eleven brave men and women are starving themselves to stand up for justice and the standing up for the schools our children deserve. We could not be more proud to stand with them.” 
In Culmination Of A Seven Year Fight, 11 Community Leaders To Stop Eating 
To Save Dyett High School

Today at 10a, eleven parents and community leaders in Chicago launched a hunger strike in front of Dyett High School to protest Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s policies and demand that the school remain a locally controlled public school. The hunger strike is the culmination of a seven-year battle to save Dyett High School.

The eleven hunger strikers, who will camp out in front of the school and refuse to eat until Mayor Emanuel reverses course, include:

Jitu Brown
Monique Redeaux
Irene Robinson
Jeanette Taylor-Ramann
Prudence Browne
Cathy Dale
Anna Jones
Marc Kaplan
Monique Smith
Nelson Soza
April Stogner 

The Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools (AROS) is a national community/labor table of organizations of parents, students, teachers and community members who are fighting for the public schools our children deserve.  

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