American Federation of Teachers

Black
Caucus

Chicago Chapter

Welcome to the website of the AFT Black Caucus Chicago Chapter. The Chicago Teachers Union and the City Colleges of Chicago are two of the locals involved, but any members of the American Federation of Teachers can attend. There are monthly meetings at which to network and discuss the latest issues in public education, with a particular emphasis on black students, clinicians, PSRPs, teachers and communities in Chicago.

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About

ABOUT US

The Chicago chapter of the AFT Black Caucus has a proud history dating back as far as the early ’70s. Our membership is active and the steering committee, experienced.

OUR PROGRAMS

The Chicago Chapter of the AFT Black Caucus conducts educational programs and sponsors a scholarship for Black students of education.

Membership

Any member of the American Federation of Teachers educating in Chicago can join the Black Caucus and dues start at just $10-$20 per year.

GET INVOLVEd

Connect with us and build a voice on educational matters that affect both Black educators and the Black community as a whole.


Attend a Meeting

The Black Caucus meets monthly to address key issues facing our community. Find out about the next meeting and take part.


LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR Work

From scholarships to guest speakers, from protest to picnics, we build community with a purpose. Learn what’s happening next.


GET INVOLVED

HOW YOU CAN HELP

MAKE A DONATION

Your generosity makes our work possible. Whether you contribute financially or as advocate for good.

START A FUND

Your generosity makes our work possible. Whether you contribute financially or as advocate for good.

JOIN OUR EFFORTS

Your generosity makes our work possible. Whether you contribute financially or as advocate for good.

OUR Activities

The Black Caucus builds solidarity in many ways:

  • Monthly general meetings
  • Fora/forums on educational issues
  • AFT Black Caucus Barbecue
  • Future Black Educators Scholarship
  • Gala Celebrating Educators
  • Book Clubs
  • Support of our locals via rallies, protests, and policy
  • Opportunities for interaction with members, legislators, and the greater public

Until further notice, regular features of our caucus will be held virtually to reduce contact with the virus that causes Covid-19.

SO FAR WE HAVE HELPED

22

COUNTRIES

5,287

PEOPLE

€3839

RAISED

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