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Facebook page for the April 1
Strike and Day of Action

Parent Flyer on April 1 Strike

Schedule of Events for April 1

Time Event

6:30 a.m.

Educators will picket at every CPS school.

8:30 a.m.

Educators will picket at Bogan High School, 3939 West 79th St.  and will march to  Illinois Department of Rehab Services office at 7600 South Pulaski to demand the state fund the program.

9:30 a.m.

Activists will rally in front of the Cook County Jail at California and 26th Street  to denounce the school-to-prison pipeline and demand access to higher education regardless of citizen 

10:00 a.m.

Citizens will picket of luxury hotel TIF recipient of $55 million at McCormick Place, corner of Cermak and Wabash

10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Teach-In with Randi Weingarten at North Eastern Illinois University,  5500 N. St. Louis: There will be a New Orleans style jazz funeral march regarding the death of higher education. Demonstrators  will have symbolic coffins for health-care, k-12 education, etc. followed by rising of a symbolic phoenix

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Chicago State University students and BYP100 members to lead a teach-in on campus at the CSU Rotunda in Student Union. 

10:30 a.m.

News conference at the Nabisco Plant at 7300 S. Kedzie.  A large number of workers will be joined by teachers, students and citizens to protest the destruction of 600 jobs at Nabisco. Bakery Confections Tobacco and Grain Millers Local 300, Warehouse Workers for Justice, United Electrical Workers, the Chicago Teachers Union.

11:00 a.m.

SEIU– Child care and early learning worker action with members from centers and home child care providers, CTU and other partners  speak out at Montefiore (1301 S Ashland) with CTU, other partners maybe (closed special ed school);   Children’s march/action on Bank of America (1212 S Ashland)

11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Westside Accountability Chapter of Democracy for America and Increase the Harvest will support Chicago Teachers Union with a rally at Emmett Elementary School to show the disinvestment in public education on the West Side of Chicago

12:00 p.m.

SEIU – Contract/universal child care Teach-In and Lunch. Meet at NEIU,  5500 N. St. Louis.  A delegation of child care workers will go to Ambassador Nursing and Rehab, 4900 North Bernard, to decry state budget cuts.

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Rally at Chicago State University, 9501 S King Dr, where CSU President Thomas Calhoun will be joined by Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr., and CTU President Karen Lewis and other labor and student leaders in a demonstration to demand revenue to save state universities.

1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Kenwood Oakland Community Organization will host a Community Teach-In at Mt. Carmel Church, 2976 S. Wabash

2:45 p.m.

Brighton Park Neighborhood Council to lobby Ald. Edward Burke at City Hall to stop charter expansion in the city of Chicago. Protest to follow.

2:00 p.m.

Youth from across the city will engage in a direct action at the Illinois Youth Center, 136 N. Western, to call for closing youth prisons . This is the location of a juvenile detention center that warehouses 100 male youth each day.

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

University of Illinois at Chicago – Student Rally To support higher education and party on the Blue Line to the Thompson Center Rally;  Location: Quad

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

University of Chicago Student Rally in solidarity with CTU strike at University of Chicago Main Quad

2:00 p.m.

DePaul University Student Rally in solidarity with CTU at 2325 North Seminary

2:30 p.m.

Loyola University Student Rally in solidarity with CTU at the CTA Loyola Red Line

2:30 p.m.

March from Logan Square Neighborhood  Association office, 2840 N Milwaukee Ave,  to Centennial Monument at Logan  (near Kedzie and Milwaukee)  then onward to Blue Line and to rally at Thompson Center

3:00 p.m.

Brighton Park Neighborhood Council will conduct a teach-in at the richest man in Illinois’ (Ken Griffin) office, Citadel 131 S. Dearborn

3:00 p.m.

Alliance for Human Services will do an action at the Illinois Department of Human Services, 401 S Clinton to demand revenue. Workers will then march to the Thompson Center with a stop off at JP Morgan Chase to demand that they not fund the JDL project and they find low cost housing and that they renegotiate any toxic swaps they may be involved in.

3:30 p.m.

Cook County College Teachers Union Local 1600 will march to Fund our Future Rally at 208 W. Kinzie Street, Chicago

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Airport Workers Action – Bus leaves O’Hare Hyatt at 3:45 p.m.

4:00 p.m.

Day of Action: Fight for Funding Rally & Protest March
JR Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph
4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Rally
5:00 to 6:30 p.m. Protest March