Democracy isn't just a vocabulary word
We know what it looks like when we're locked out of decision-making in one of the city's great public assets.
It looks like disgraced CPS head Barbara Byrd-Bennett's kickback scandal. It looks like ex-board member Deborah Quazzo's personal profit on contracts from charter schools. It looks like 49 elementary schools shut down against the wishes of the communities they serve.
We also know what it looks like when people stand up.
Last month, hundreds of Roosevelt High School students made front-page news by walking out in protest of budget cuts that jeopardize their right to a quality education. Their action was one of many taking place in our city and around the country as young people demand a say in decisions that affect their lives.
At this month's 33rd Ward Working Families meeting, our guest presenter, RHS student Rosa P., will give us the latest on student organizating at Roosevelt and discuss with us what we can do to support their fight.
Join us this Saturday at 1 p.m. at Centro Autonomo, 3460 W Lawrence Ave, for our monthly membership meeting and this important update on student activism.