CHICAGO – Chicago Teachers Union Executive Board member Sarah Chambers was on hand last Friday when several Leftist groups gathered with striking teachers in front of Chicago's Thompson Center. She posted several Tweets and photos of those that spoke to the crowd from those demanding more benefits and pay for teachers to other demanding Black Lives Matter and a $15 per hour minimum wage.
After leaving the video up for three days, Chambers suddenly took down a video of Chicago activist Page May calling on the crowd to "F*** the Police!" after CTU President Karen Lewis said the police were "not their enemies."
Page May is prominent among Leftist causes on the web, including an organization called Assata's Daughters named after cop killer and FBI fugitive Assata Shakur – who worked with the Black Panthers. Here is Page May on a YouTube interview recorded in October 2015:
On one blog, Page May wrote this:
I am a Black, queer, woman who grew up in rural Vermont. That upbringing, my family, and our experiences have deeply influenced my awareness of oppression and commitment to organizing. I spend a lot of time reading and thinking about connections between Blackness/Anti-Blackness, the PIC, and how categories of citizen/human/nature/animal are constructed and related to violence.
Moving to Chicago four years ago was profoundly politicizing for me. The city’s rich community of activists and deep history of struggle have connected me to organizing and supported my ongoing political education. My activism has centered on youth, environment, and the PIC. In addition to We Charge Genocide, I organize with Black & Pink: Chicago and am a member of the PIC Teaching Collective.
Throughout all of my work, I strive to challenge anti-blackness and develop a Black, queer, feminist politic.
Others that addressed the CTU rally included:
Including an embarrassing misspelling in this meme:
She is a hater and an anarchist