"Once again, CPS has demonstrated that they don't respect the community's voice," said Brown, of the Kenwood Oakland Community Organization. "Bronzeville is not satisfied. We did not ask for an arts center."
Brown and other activists want to see Dyett, which in 2012 was slated to be phased out over three years because of poor performance and dwindling enrollment, reopened as a school focused on green technology.
In addition, the activists said Friday that they want the school to stay open until 8 p.m. and offer programs approved by the community.
"Until these demands are met, we will be on hunger strike," Brown said.