Chance The Rapper is doing his part to ensure the children in Chicago get the proper education through the city’s public school system. Earlier this year, he donated $1 million of his own money to different schools throughout the Chi. Now, he’s taking his concern directly to the city’s alderman.
The 24-year-old was spotted at a city hall meeting on Wednesday (Nov. 8) speaking out against the city’s planned development of a $95 million police academy in Garfield Park. Chance stood alongside activists such as the VOYCE Project, For the People, Assata’s Daughters, and others protesting under the banner of #NoCopAcademy.
Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel reportedly stepped out right before chance took the podium.
“I guess the mayor had to step out, but it’s cool, it’s cool because I’m here to talk to you guys right now,” Chance said before his speech. “It’s a very simple thing you guys have to do, we should understand financially that this proposed plan doesn’t make sense. We don’t have $95 million…there are a lot of different services that need to be funded.”
Emanuel’s administration claims that the new complex is being built to address the concerns of the Justice Department.
Take a look at Chance addressing the city council below.
— agitator in chief (@soit_goes) November 8, 2017