March and Rally for Public Education: Monday, May 16, 9:30 a.m.
From Roosevelt University 430 S. Michigan Avenue, to the Pritzker Pavilion/Millennium at Michigan and Monroe
Students, Workers and Community Members of Chicago: March on Rahm Emanuel’s Inauguration Day!
Monday is the swearing-in ceremony of Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel. We call on students, workers and community members to join us in a march and rally against the continuing legacy of corporate welfare and City Hall patronage at the expense of the working-class, minority and immigrant people. Emanuel’s so-called “tough-minded collaboration” on issues of public education only serves the interests of bankers and corporations--even before he is installed in office. We say NO to the "reinvention" of the City Colleges of Chicago to suit LaSalle Street. We say NO to the privatization of our public schools and colleges, the dismantling of public sector unions, worker layoffs, and cuts to programs and services for students and communities. We demand shared governance, accountability, and transparency at the City Colleges of Chicago.
Join us in solidarity and protest the coronation of Emanuel Daley III! We meet at Roosevelt University at 9:30 a.m. and will march together to the corner of Monroe and Michigan and as space allows near the Pritzker Pavilion.