Black Lives Matter: Educational Equity or Else!

June 24, 2020 - 12 PM – 3 PM

Richard J. Daley Center, 50 W Washington St, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: The Kenwood Oakland Community Organization,Action Now, Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, orthside Action For Justice, Chicago Teachers Union, Grassroots Education Movement, Brighton Park Neighborhood Council, Journey 4 Justice, Pilsen Alliance, Brotha Jitu, Parents 4 Teachers, Southside Together Organizing for Power - STOP., IL Raise Your Hand, Black Lives Matter Chicago

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The hatred that snatched the future from George Floyd and countless others is the same hatred that fuels the sabotage of education for Black, Brown, indigenous and working-class children. In school systems that have refused to address education inequity, we know that they have EARNED our mistrust. The only way schools will open safely and equitably for Black, Brown, Indigenous and working class children is if we, as parents, educators and students inform and drive the reopening.

We demand:
– Police out of the Chicago Public Schools
(The $33 million CPS spends on cops in schools should be used on measures that make schools safer for students like nurses, counselors, social workers and wrap-around supports instead)

– Investment in Sustainable Community Schools as a condition for reopening schools this fall

– Investment in affordable housing and economic development for our students and their families

We are declaring ZERO TOLERANCE for racial inequity! We demand right now! Equity in public education OR ELSE!

#EdEquityorElse #BlackLivesMatter