No prom at the Congress Hotel.


While I’m not a big fan of the idea of selective admission public high schools like Northside Prep, you have to applaud students like senior Sam Hamer.

This is from the blog Shalom Rav, Random Blogthoughts by Rabbi Brant Rosen. Click and read the whole post.

Here’s a story that can’t help but inspire: last month Northside College Preparatory, an elite Chicago public high school, announced they’d be holding their prom at the infamous Congress Park Hotel – site of the longest ongoing labor strike in US history. I blogged about the 5th anniversary protest last year, an event that brought out over 1,000 protesters.

The good news? Northside recently announced that they would be pulling out of the Congress. Their decision was due in no small part to a powerful student protest led by senior Sam Hamer (who also happens to be member of JRC, I hasten to kvell…)

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