Next Actions/Próximas acciones
Join the Occupation!
We need volunteers to take security shifts 24/7 at La Casita. Please help the parents and allies from burning out by taking shifts when you are able. We have wi-fi, so you can still get work done while providing a much needed service. The police have been coming by on a regular basis, and we need physical presence to discourage their continued attempt to intimidate those at La Casita.
Call Elected State Officials
Call Rep Edward Acevedo at 773-843-1500 and Senator Tony Muñoz at 773-869-9050 and ask them to publicly express their support for the Whittier Parent Committee
Call CPS CEO Brizard
Call CPS CEO Jean-Claude Brizard TODAY at 773-553-1500 and tell him to make good on CPS's agreement to support Whittier Parent Committee and their elected officials' efforts to reallocate funds to renovate the field house (La Casita). We need to get as many calls in as possible so CPS knows we are serious and have support.
Phonebank at Whittier
We need people to help with phonebanking. If you have a cell phone with extra minutes, please come and make some calls.
Please call Alderman Danny Solis at 773-523-4100 to make sure the TIF money allocated for Whittier is used for the renovation of La Casita as he committed to. Solis stated the following during a meeting at La Casita on October 21, 2010: “…the money from this district’s [Pilsen Corridor] Tax Increment Financing that would have been used to demolish the community center will be used to renovate it.” (Hoy Newspaper)
We are currently in great need of a large refrigerator or chest freezer. Come out to La Casita (1900 W. 23rd St) for the latest in supply needs. Wholesome food (including vegan options) is always appreciated.
Volunteer and Donate
We are still in need of volunteers for the library and to provide programming. If you are interested, please email lacasita.allies[at]gmail.com.
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Other Coverage/Cobertura de noticias
- Parents, Community Members to Hold Vigil to Demand New Fieldhouse at Whittier Elementary
- BREAKING: CPS Stealthily Moves to Demolish La Casita; Community Resists
- Whittier Parents Accuse CPS Officials of Bait and Switch On Library Deal
- CPS Turns Back on Whittier Parent Committee
- Call For Immediate Action
Parents, Community Members to Hold Vigil to Demand New Fieldhouse at Whittier Elementary
La Casita Community Center Destroyed by Chicago Public Schools Early This Morning Chicago 8/17 — Saturday 8/17, at 4pm, parents, teachers, community members, and supporters from around the city will…
Posted on October 8, 2010 | No Comments
Posted on September 26, 2010 | No CommentsEnglish Join us tonight for a Peña to support the parents, hear great music, and get the latest info on the struggle to save the Whittier field house/community center ....
Posted on September 23, 2010 | No CommentsRally this Friday at 10am at Whittier, 23rd and Damen. Please spread the word. Also, please bring materials for signs and banners (sticks, poster boards, etc. tonight and tomorrow
Posted on September 23, 2010 | No CommentsPRESS RELEASE from the Press Conference this past Tuesday Press Conference 9:00 am Tuesday, September 21, 2010 Whittier Elementary Field House 23rd Street, east of Damen Media Contact: Evelin Santos...
Posted on September 21, 2010 | 1 CommentThe parents and community supporters of saving the Whittier field house and community center will be showing the movie Salt of the Earth tonight at 8pm at Damen Ave. and...
Posted on September 21, 2010 | No CommentsENGLISH: According to reports, Alderman Danny Solis is planning on visiting the community center tonight. The parents demand he bring a letter stating that the field house will NOT be...
Posted on September 20, 2010 | No CommentsPress Release For Immediate Release Press Conference 10:30am Monday, Sept. 20, 2010 Whittier Elementary Field House 23rd Street east of Damen Ave. Media Contact Rosa Gómez (Español): 312-315-4050 Gema Gaete...
Posted on September 20, 2010 | 1 CommentWhittier parents are calling for a press conference this Monday, the 21st of september at 9am to demand a written letter from Chicago Public Schools CEO Ron Huberman stating that...
Posted on September 20, 2010 | No CommentsWhittier school parents indefinitely take over the field house. They are demanding a commitment letter signed by Ron Huberman that agrees to not demolish the field house and instead to use that money to create a library in the field house. Come and support the parents in this take over, they are going to be there day and night, so please support. ( this action has been organized directly and entirely by the parents of whittier)