Check out this amazing video chronicling Journey for Justice, a protest event held in Washington, D.C. in September! Advocates from across the country traveled to the nation's capital to rally and march against school closures, which disproportionately affect low-income communities and communities of color.
The following post was written by advocates from Youth on Board following a convening they hosted in Massachusetts. Many of the groups attending the event are OTL allies from across the country (see full list, bottom of page). The convening focused on sharing and developing organizing strategies to push for more student input in decisions affecting their education and teacher evaluations.
You know you're doing good work when someone makes a documentary about it! So hats off to the passionate youth advocates at Voices of Youth in Chicago Education (VOYCE), who are the subject of a new documentary about the persistence of racism in our nation's systems of education, health and criminal justice...
A passionate group of advocates from across the country rallied in Washington D.C. last month to protest school closures and file complaints with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights. The "Journey for Justice" event was just one of a rising tide of opposition to the unjust practice of closing down failing schools.
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UPDATE: Join the discussion and follow live updates from the event on Twitter using #Journey4Justice and on Facebook!
On Thursday, September 20th, parents, students, and advocates from the across the country will be driving to Washington D.C. to protest school closures and advocate for supports-based reform policies. Journy for Justice is an event not to be missed! Check out the trailer below to learn more!
Along with the teachers flooding the streets of Chicago to defend students' access to quality educational opportunities are students and OTL allies from Voice of Youth in Chicago Education. They've been protesting and rallying all week, and have been updating their Facebook page with some spectacular pictures, including an entire album from Day 1 of the Teachers' strike on Monday.
As a public school parent, a community organizer and a proud resident of Chicago, I feel it important to set the record straight by telling you why many like-minded Chicagoans like me are supporting the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU). You need to know the real reasons why we choose to walk the line.