On October 22, 1963, more than 200,000 Chicago Public Schools students boycotted school to protest segregation and inequality, one of the largest civil rights demonstrations in Chicago’s history. Join us for two events that celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 Boycott of Chicago Public Schools and examine it in light of the contemporary fight for public education.
Sunday, October 20 –
Reclaiming our past to build a better future for our schools
In this interactive teach-in organized by Education for Liberation Network, Teachers for Social Justice, and the Chicago Teachers Union Black Caucus, you will have an opportunity to watch a short clip from our upcoming documentary ’63 Boycott and talk directly to boycott organizers and participants in a series of small group discussions. Register at http://bit.ly/1556NMn.
Lawndale Community Church
3827 West Ogden Ave
Childcare and Spanish interpretation provided
Tuesday, October 22 –
1963 to 2013: Connecting the past and the present
Join us on the 50th anniversary of the boycott for a screening of Kartemquin’s in-progress documentary ’63 Boycott and a panel with 1963 Boycott leader Rosie Simpson, 1963 Boycott organizer Fannie Rushing, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, Historian Elizabeth Todd-Breland from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Jasson Perez of Black Youth Project; and a spoken word performance by Malcolm London of Young Chicago Authors.
The DuSable Museum of African American History
740 East 56th Place
Register at 63boycott.eventbrite.com
We’re still looking for participants in the 1963 Chicago Public School Boycott – please join our mailing list or message us through this site!
Co-Sponsored by Kartemquin Films – Chicago Teachers Union – Education for Liberation Network – the DuSable Museum of African American History – The Center for the Study of Race, Politics & Culture at the University of Chicago – Human Rights Program at the University of Chicago – Crossroads Fund – Grassroots Collaborative -Young Chicago Authors – Black Star Project – Chicago Grassroots Curriculum Taskforce – Chicago Freedom School – Teachers for Social Justice – Black Youth Project – Save Our Schools – Chicago Area Women’s History Council – Haymarket Books – Parents for Teachers