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Campaign: Sanctuary Schools

The Chicago Teachers Union is committed to protecting our students, our schools and our communities.

Sanctuary Series

Brightly colored illustration of two blue-skinned, masked people over the blue earth in front of a bright yellow background that includes illustrations of the coronavirus.

This is three-part series, organized by the CTU Latinx Caucus, explores the sources of trauma for members of our school communities. It seeks to draw on our sources of shared resilience and find ways to grow stronger out of our shared trauma, together.

Nov. 16Impact on Teachers and Staff
Jan. 20Youth Struggle and Recovery
TBDCommunity Trauma


For more information, call 312-329-6247 or email ctulatinxcaucus@gmail.com.

Expanded Sanctuary

Chicago calls itself a “Sanctuary City.” Yet, this city still needs to adopt many more actions and policies that would increase protections for all students. That’s especially true for our most vulnerable students who are immigrants, Muslims and LGBTQI. Even as the union joins the fight for these changes, we hope to provide resources for our members to use right now. Use the resources provided here to support and protect students who live under direct threat every day.


What Does “Sanctuary” Mean?

Join the Fight for Expanded Sanctuary

CTU Organizer Rebecca Martinez is always ready to bring more members into the fight for expanded sanctuary. Fill out the form below to contact her about the campaign. Our students and their families need us!