Stand Up for Uptown Action at Stewart Elementary

Graeme Stewart Elementary School, 4525 N. Kenmore Ave.

Graeme Stewart Elementary School, 4525 N. Kenmore Ave.

What: Press conference and march in support of Stockton, Stewart, and Trumbull elementary schools, and also in support of affordable housing that is under attack in Uptown and across the Northside. The march will point out key spots in the ongoing struggle for justice in the Uptown community.

Who: Families and teachers from the affected schools, residents of affected buildings, members of Northside Action for Justice, Uptown Uprising, Northside Save Our Schools, and other concerned community residents and activists. Food served by Food Not Bombs.

When & Where: Saturday, April 27, at the Stewart Elementary playground, Broadway and Sunnyside. Graeme Stewart Elementary School, 4525 N. Kenmore Ave. Press Conference and March beginning at 12pm, gathering at 11am

Why: While Alderman Cappleman works to push low income residents and social service agencies out of Uptown, Mayor Emanuel and his handpicked
Board of Education are plotting to shut down half the elementary schools in the

Policies like these are being pushed in neighborhoods all across the city, including a total of 54 schools slated for closure. This is nothing short of an assault on the poor and working class communities of Chicago.

But the people are fighting back! This will be a day of resistance and community building in Uptown.
Press Contact: Karen Zaccor, (773) 316-8852

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W.C. Turck is a Chicago playwright and the author of four widely acclaimed books.His latest is "The Last Man," a prophetic novel of a world ruled by a single corporation. His first novel, "Broken: One Soldier's Unexpected Journey Home," was reccommended by the National Association of Mental Health Institutes. His 2009 Memoir, "Everything for Love" chronicled the genocide in Bosnia and the siege of Sarajevo. His third book "Burn Down the Sky" is published exclusively on Amazon Kindle. It was in Sarajevo at the height of the siege where he met and married his wife, writer and Artist Ana Turck. FOX NEWS, ABC, CBS News, the Chicago Tribune and The Joliet Herald covered their reunion after the war. He helped organized relief into Rwanda during the 1994 genocide. Turck has been a guest on WMAQ-TV, WLS in Chicago, WCPT, WBBM radio, National Public Radio, Best Of the Left and the Thom Hartmann show. He has spoken frequently on Human Rights, Genocide and Nationalism. In 2011, his play in support of the Occupy Movement, "Occupy My Heart-a revolutionary Christmas Carol" recieved national media attention and filled theaters to capacity across Chicago. He remains an activist to the cause of human rights and international peace. View all posts by 900poundgorilla

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