Some fight back news that came across my desk.


Brooklyn’s International High School at Prospect Staff participating in the UFT Day of Action against racism, homophobia and misogyny.


TUES, 12:30PM: Rep. Guzzardi introduces bill to prevent IL dollars from building Trump’s border wall

Calls on Gov. Rauner to stand against Trump’s agenda of hate

WHO: State Rep. Will Guzzardi (39th District)

WHAT: Rep. Guzzardi will announce the introduction of HB6628, new legislation that would divest Illinois’ pension funds from any company that participates in building a border wall with Mexico.

“On Election Day, the people of Illinois sent a clear message: we stand for justice, for inclusiveness, for basic decency toward all people, regardless of the color of their skin or the country of their birth,” Rep. Guzzardi said. “We won’t invest our taxpayer dollars in building walls and scapegoating immigrants. Those aren’t Illinois values.”

WHERE: James R. Thompson Center, 100 W Randolph St, Chicago, Blue Room

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, 12:30PM


Elected officials join parents, teachers and principals to deliver more than 1,300 petition signatures to DePaul University to demand that it directs all proceeds from the sale of the new South Loop basketball stadium’s naming rights  to CPS. DePaul, a private university, received more than $55 million in public tax increment financing support for the construction of the arena. Last week, DePaul announced it had sold the naming rights to the stadium to Wintrust Bank for a profit of a currently unknown sum.

“DePaul has benefited from millions in subsidies in taxpayer dollars at the expense of our public schools and other public institutions that were already starved for resources,” said Wozniak. “It’s time for DePaul to do the right thing and help ensure our schools have the resources they need to educate Chicago kids. DePaul’s board of trustees should give alumni like me something to be proud of, and move to direct all profits from the naming rights sale to CPS.”

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