An inspiring group of Chicago parents, teachers and community members are well into their 2nd week of a hunger strike to fight the closure of Dyett High School, the last open-enrollment public high school in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood, and to transform it into a sustainable community school. On Tuesday, Aug. 25, hundreds of advocates across the country fasted in solidarity with the Chicago hunger strikers.
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Join Chicago Organizers for a 1-Day Solidarity Hunger Strike
Help Save Dyett High School on Tuesday, Aug. 25
Dear Sisters and Brothers,
I am calling on you to join the Dyett Hunger Strikers on Tuesday, Aug. 25 with a 1-Day Solidarity Hunger Strike.
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.
Chicago Organizers Lead Hunger Strike for Dyett High School
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Dear Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools Family,