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Chicago: The Great Teachers' Strike - A Banner Theatre Production
Thu 13 October 2016, 19:30 – 21:00 BST
Banner Theatre's Production:
Chicago: The Great Teachers’ Strike
As battle lines are drawn across the United States between the corporate elite and the mass of the population, the Chicago Teachers’ Union (CTU) and their community allies joined together to fight for public sector education. Their demand was for an education that teaches children to think, create and challenge and not provide zombie labour for the profit machine.
Chicago tells the story of the 2012 CTU’s strike and explores their successful organising agenda that empowered their members and mobilised parents, students and the wider community. That agenda produced a strike vote of 98% on a 90% turnout, 9 days of mass pickets, creative sit-ins and demonstrations covering 840 schools across the city, and hundreds of thousands of vocal and active supporters. As a result, the CTU and their allies managed to stall the corporate onslaught and develop a fighting agenda demonstrating that another education system is possible.
Weaving together music, song and inspirational video footage and interviews, Chicago provides compelling lessons for both educational and broader public sector resistance here in the UK.
Produced with financial support from the National NUT. Sponsored locally by West Cheshire NUT, Cheshire NASUWT and West Cheshire UNISON. (If you are a member of these union branches ask your union about concessionary priced tickets.)
Plenty of FREE PARKING in the adjoining County Hall / Law Courts Car Park
Doors open at 7pm - refreshments available.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
No age limits, but probably suitable for 14 + children
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Plenty of free parking in the adjoining former County Hall (University Riverside Building) / Law Courts car park.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Call Ray McHale 0151 339 2907. Leave message on answer-phone and I will call back.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Preferrably - or the download image on your phone
What is the refund policy?
Happy to refund - minus any admin cost, up to 24 hours before.
How can I get concessionary tickets via my sponsoring union Branch?
Contact your union direct.