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Protest demonstration to he held Friday, May 3,  10 AM, at Williams Elementary and Williams Middle School at 2710 S. Dearborn, in Chicago


Sixty-five students and 5 parents will assemble inside the hallway of Williams Elementary School and Williams Middle School at 2710 S Dearborn to protest the Chicago Public Schools’ proposal to close Williams Elementary and Williams Middle School with students to be transferred to Drake Elementary and then Drake to relocate to the current Williams Elementary & Williams Middle School building.

Douglas neighborhood schools Williams Elementary and Williams Middle School student populations are 98% African-American, 95.1% low-income and 14.3% Special Education. In 2012, Williams Elementary and Williams Middle School experienced a major CPS school action when Urban Prep – Bronzeville co-located their building. After the co-location, Williams Elementary and Middle School dropped from a Level 2 to a Level 3 school. 

After an emotional series of community hearings, where participants felt that their concerns were ignored by CPS, parents and students are making their voices heard to Shawn Smith, CPS network chief who will be attending a meeting at Williams Elementary and Middle School.

For more information:

OccupyCPS    facebook.com/occupyCPS    @occupyCPS   #occupycps

Twitter hashtag: #WilliamsProtest

Press contact: Jitu Brown 773-317-6343, Greg Goodman 248-770-2760

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