Hunger Strike Enters 2nd Week, Appeals to Little Black Pearl & WPACA to Withdraw Proposals

The eighth day of the hunger strike for Dyett begins at Little Black Pearl. The hunger strikers will deliver a letter to Monica Haslip of Little Black Pearl asking her to withdraw her organization’s proposal for Dyett High School. The same ask will also be made of Charles Campbell to withdraw the WPACA proposal.

Having engaged in a multi-year process by which the Dyett Global Leadership and Green Technology High School academic plan was developed, the Coalition responsible for submitting the proposal feels as though the broader community has already spoken. “Each day that passes is another day of uncertainty, and ultimately a waste of time,” says Dr. Rico Gutstein, a UIC professor and co-facilitator of the Dyett design team who was also a design team member and co-founder of the School of Social Justice at the academically-strong open enrollment neighborhood Little Village-Lawndale High School. “The Board needs to vote now in favor of the proposal that has demonstrated extensive community support through town halls, petitions, post cards, and phone calls.”

WHERE: Little Black Pearl Art & Design Academy, 1060 E. 47th St.

WHEN: Monday, August 24, 2015 at 10 A.M.

WHO: Jitu Brown, spokesperson

Monique Redeaux, spokesperson

Irene Robinson, spokesperson

Jeanette Taylor-Ramann, spokesperson

Prudence Browne

Cathy Dale

Anna Jones

Marc Kaplan

Nelson Soza

April Stogner

Dr. Aisha Wade-Bey

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