Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Learning to demand rights, early: student action today re: a park in Old North
Students 4 Change, the youth project of Metropolitan Congregations United, will have an action today down at City Hall. The students in the Old North neighborhood are seeking renovations to their local park (Strodtman Park) to make it a safe and dignified place to play. The Parks Department, which has been very accommodating following our widely-covered January public meeting, has offered to pay 75% of the cost of the capital cost for making the remaining fixes, if only our alderman, the venerable Mr. Bosley, pays the rest.
Mr. Bosley has refused, so the students will run an action at 4:30 at the board of aldermen (city hall rm 230). They will be asking Mr. Bosley to commit to funding making the park safe.
I am asking for adult support if you are free to join us at 4:15. Email me back or call at 314-489-8935 if you can join us!
Posted by Bret Gustafson at 10:44 AM