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Let's Meet Bill Ayers

  • Jan 16, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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HI Ladies,

Okay, this is one of those events that is going to be fireworks--(My humble opinion)

This is the guy that was in the news a lot when McCain and Obama were running for office--If you are a member that has not attended a BookPeople Event, please read--YOU are responsible for your place in line, and your seat at BookPeople--sometimes I stay after, sometimes not---ALWAYS interesting--but this is an event that is MORE about the event, than "meeting up"

Something from their event page

Bill Ayers, author of the acclaimed and controversial memoir Fugitive Days and many books on education, found himself labeled as a "domestic terrorist" and "public enemy" by the McCain campaign during the 2008 Presidental election. The radical right used him in an attempt to  castigate Obama for "pallin' around with terrorists". Bill Ayers is in  fact a dedicated teacher, father, and social justice advocate with a  sharp memory and even sharper wit. Public Enemy tells his story from  the moment he and his wife, Bernardine Dohrn, emerged from years on the  run and rebuilt their lives as public figures, often celebrated for  their community work and much hated by the radical right.

In the face of defamation by conservative media, including a multimillion-dollar  campaign aimed solely at demonizing Ayers, and in spite of frequent  death threats, Bill and Bernardine stay true to their core beliefs in  the power of protest, demonstration, and deep commitment. Ayers reveals  how he has navigated the challenges and triumphs of this public life  with steadfastness and a dash of good humor--from the red carpet at the  Oscars, to prison vigils and airports (where he is often detained and  where he finally "confesses" that he did write Dreams from My Father), and ultimately on the ground at Grant Park in 2008 and again in 2012.

BILL AYERS is Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago (retired), and founder of both the Small Schools Workshop and the Center for Youth and  Society, where he taught courses in interpretive and qualitative  research, urban school change, and teaching and the modern predicament. A graduate of the University of Michigan, the Bank Street College of  Education, Bennington College, and Teachers College, Columbia  University, Ayers has written extensively about social justice,  democracy and education, the cultural contexts of schooling, and  teaching as an essentially intellectual, ethical, and political  enterprise. He is currently the vice-president of the curriculum studies division of the American Educational Research Association. 

Hope to see you there


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    I really wanted to join in on this meet up. Sounds very interesting. However, family memorial at exact same time. (hey Joni G....sorry I'll miss you again ;( you'll have to catch me up ;)

    January 13, 2014

  • Joni G.

    This sounds so interesting! Really looking forward to it!

    December 7, 2013

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