On Aug. 17, parents, teachers and community members began a hunger strike to save Dyett High School on the south side of Chicago. Dyett is the last open-enrollment public high school in Chicago's historic Bronzeville neighborhood, but in recent years Chicago Public Schools has made numerous attempts to close Dyett. Instead, the local community is fighting to transform Dyett into a sustainable community school called the Dyett Global Leadership and Green Technology Academy.
Watch the below video to meet the hunger strikers. And click here to read a powerful open letter from Jitu Brown, National Director of the Journey for Justice Alliance, about why these dedicated organizers are putting thieir bodies on the line to defend their local school. Follow the latest news from the hunger strike on Twitter with #SaveDyett, #WeAreDyett and #FightForDyett.