Scholar Bill Ayers to discuss new graphic memoir

Ron’s Barber Shop series continues June 18; discussion focuses on the struggles teachers face  

   

Chicago, IL – The Public Square, in partnership with the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy (IRRPP) at the University of Illinois at Chicago, presents “Shop Talk: To Teach, a Journey in Comics with Bill Ayers”, June 18, 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at Ron’s Barber Shop (6058 W. North Ave).

This month’s featured guest is Bill Ayers, school reform activist and Distinguished Professor of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Ayers will discuss his new graphic memoir, To Teach: A Journey In Comics.

The discussion is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required. The IRRPP will also provide a limited number of free books to discussion participants. For more information about “Shop Talk,” visit www.prairie.org/ShopTalk <http://www.prairie.org/ShopTalk> , email events@prairie.org <mailto:events@prairie.org> , or call 312.422.5580.

Bill Ayers
is a school reform activist and Distinguished Professor of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is founder of the Center for Youth and Society and founder and co-director of the Small Schools Workshop. He has written extensively about social justice, democracy, and education. His book, Fugitive Days, is a memoir that chronicles the anti-war movement of the 60s.