Dyett hunger strike ends

Dyett hunger strike ends
Dyett hunger strike ends

Dyett hunger strike ends

After 34 days, the community members who begged off solid food in order to save Dyett High School have called off their hunger strike. During that time, they’ve sat, they’ve prayed, they’ve flown to DC to meet with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and they’ve chased Mayor Emanuel from a public hearing. They’ve certainly won some battles: Dyett will re-open in 2016 and it’ll be a neighborhood school. But according to the demonstrators, they haven’t won the war. Joining us with details is Jitu Brown, an activist with the Kenwood Oakland Community Organization (KOCO).