Manierre Elementary parents, students rally for “Walk the Walk” Tuesday,
invite Mayor to see dangers of proposed school closing
Parents and students of George Manierre Elementary will host the 3rd “Walk the Walk” event Tuesday to highlight the imminent dangers students will face if their school is closed next year. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and other elected officials have been invited attend.
WHAT: Manierre elementary “Walk the Walk” action.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 23, 8:30 a.m.
WHERE: George Manierre Elementary, 1420 N. Hudson
PHOTO OP: 50 parents, students and community members will march from Manierre elementary to Jenner Elementary, 1119 N. Cleveland, crossing a busy, dangerous intersection into rival gang territory. Students will release balloons—symbolizing the school’s motto of “Reach for the Sky”—at 8:30 a.m. to send off parent-marchers.
SPEAKERS: Parents will speak about the quality programs Manierre provides for their kids and the dangers they will face next year. Students will discuss the threats and attacks Manierre children are already receiving from youth in the new school’s neighborhood.
This is the 3rd week of the Walk to Walk campaign. So far, the mayor has not attended any of the walks. Will he walk with parents on Tuesday?