Take Back Chicago forum at UIC evening of October 15

The Chicago Teachers Union and its allies will be hosting a forum at the University of Illinois at Chicago on the evening of October 15, 2013, beginning at six p.m. The event will take place at the University of Illinois forum at the corner of Halsted and Roosevelt.

The most recent CTU statement is below here:

Photo courtesy CTU."During the civil rights movement in the 1960s, schools were built to provide a fundamental, essential resource in overcrowded African-American neighborhoods. Now, schools will be dismantled, along with the continued destruction of families, public housing, social services and employment opportunities."

—Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, "Shifting the mark: Why school closings are wrong" (Chicago Tribune), March 29, 2013

CTU members are working to build our political strength to lead our schools and city in a new direction. Tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 15, thousands of community activists from organizations across the city will define a vision of “the city that our people deserve.” CTU stands united with our communities to lay out the issues and demands that elected officials will have to support as we fight to take back Chicago.

Chicago working families have the opportunity to come together and fight back—against the corporate agenda that works to close our schools, shut down our clinics, eliminate living wage jobs and dismantle affordable housing.

Join 3,000 Chicagoans in our fight to take our jobs, schools and housing. Be sure to wear CTU Red!

WHAT: Take Back Chicago public meeting

WHEN: Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 5 p.m. rally and march; 6-7:30 p.m. forum

WHERE: UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago

(Ample parking two blocks west of the forum at 1135 S. Morgan, Lot 5)

Convened by: Grassroots Collaborative; Participating groups include (list in formation): Action Now • AFSCME Council 31 • Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation • Brighton Park Neighborhood Organization• Chicago Coalition for the Homeless • Chicago Teachers Union • Enlace Chicago • Illinois Hunger Coalition • Kenwood Oakland Community Organization • ONE Northside • Pilsen Alliance • SEIU Healthcare • Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation • SouthsideTogether Organizing for Power • Southwest Organizing Project


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