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Paycheck 7 (1st FULL paycheck since strike)
Dec 6 all-day

Regular 10 Day Paycheck

Wear Red for Solidarity!
Dec 6 all-day
BLM@School Nationwide Informational Webinar
Dec 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Nationwide Informational Webinar
Dec 8, 2019 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Topic: BLM@Schools National Webinar
Time: Dec 8, 2019 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Sanctuary Schools Training: Culturally Relevant Curriculum
Dec 10 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

As educators, curriculum is one of our most potent tools in empowering students to cope with public policy and to change it. Learn about existing curricular resources and make a start at developing your own.


Wear Red for Solidarity!
Dec 13 all-day
New delegate workshop @ CTU Center
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
New delegate workshop @ CTU Center

If you became a new delegate this year or last, we’d like to invite you to a workshop about the wins in our new contract and how to implement them in your building.

Learn some simple organizing strategies to get your colleagues on board so you aren’t working alone. Teamwork is so much more effective, and building a team is the key to winning school-based campaigns.

This will be an interactive workshop where you can ask your questions and float your ideas.

The Gathering (LSCs.4.All Coalition)
Dec 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Attention All LSC Members, Education Advocates, Teachers, Charter and Neighborhood School Parents: Join the LSCs.4.All Coalition at:

The Gathering

The Gathering is for anyone interested in making local school councils (LSC) more effective. Whether you are curious about LSCs, what it means to be an LSC member; or whether you’re unsure if your school has an LSC; The Gathering is for you. Experts will be available to help participants: assess the needs of their respective schools, schedule trainings, provide technical assistance, and arrange monthly sessions to work together on improving LSC’s for all.

Dec 17th, 2019 | Tues | 6:30pm – 8pm
National Teachers Academy (NTA)
55 West Cermak Road


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For more information contact the Lugenia Burns Hope Center at Rod.Wilson@LBHopeCenter.com

Sponsored by the LSCs.4.All Coalition

Board of Ed Meeting
Dec 18 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Advance registration begins at 10:30 a.m. two days prior at https://www.cpsboe.org/meetings.

Same As It Never Was book talk w/ Greg Michie
Dec 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm


Join author and educator Gregory Michie, along with a panel that includes Nora Flanagan of Northside College Prep, Cathleen Martin of Jones College Prep, Roxana Gonzales of Prieto Elementary and Kimberly Goldbaum of Seward Elementary. The panel will be moderated by Essence McDowell, Associate Director of Communications for the UIC Social Justice Initiative.

Gregory Michie is an author, former education professor, current CTU member and Chicago Public Schools teacher. In 2012, after more than a decade out of the classroom, Michie returned to the middle school classroom where he began his teaching career in the 1990s. His return coincided with the first CTU strike in 25 years and a new context of excessive standardized testing, rigorous teacher evaluation, and anti-Black and anti-immigrant sentiment. Michie’s new book, Same As It Never Was, is a memoir about what it means to be a social justice educator in today’s polarized nation and under-resourced public schools. Recently featured on WBEZ’s Morning Shift, Michie is the author of several books including 2009’s Holler If You Hear Me: The Education of a Teacher & His Students.

Books will be available for sale at the event.

Paycheck 8 (100% of gross pay)
Dec 20 all-day

Normally, members would receive 9 days’ pay due to an unpaid day off on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. However, to make up for strike days, this day was converted to a paid work day. So, this check will be 100% of gross pay.