#RememberRekia Organizers Visit Governor Rauner to #SaveCSU

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#RememberRekia Organizers Visit Governor Rauner to #SaveCSU

When: April 28, 2016 at 10:30AM

Contact: Hannah Baptiste  hkibaptiste@gmail.com

Organizers from Assata’s Daughters, Black Lives Matter Chicago, BYP100 and the fierce femmes of Fearless Leading by the Youth (F.L.Y.) deliver burned degrees to Governor Bruce Rauner at the Thompson Center

Today, Chicago State University will host its 358th Commencement Ceremony–yet graduation is uncertain for most of the University’s student body. While some students will celebrate completing their academic journey, others will be reminded of the threat that the Illinois budget impasse has dealt to their hopes of one day doing the same.

In a symbolic action, non-graduating students participated in lighting flame to faux degrees on Monday (April 25th). Today, we deliver these degrees to Rauner because of his unwillingness to present a budget that fully funds higher education.

At Chicago State, 86% of its students receive financial aid…

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