SUNDAY JANUARY 23
FOCUS ON VOTING RIGHTS AND EDUCATION IN THE RURAL SOUTH
SNCC AND CORE FREEDOM SCHOOLS
THEY SAY I AM YOUR TEACHER
SNCC and CORE Freedom Schools
An exploration of the SNCC and CORE movement schools that were part of the Freedom Movement of the 1960s in Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi.
THEY SAY I’M YOUR TEACHER 9 minutes Directed by Lucy Massie Phenix and Catherine Murphy.
They Say I’m Your Teacher is a documentary short about the Citizen Education Schools, created from the 16mm archives of the groundbreaking 1985 film, You Got to Move
CALCULATING CHANGE 52 minutes directed by Joel Sucher
PBS special on the efforts to overhaul math and science education in the US Hosted by Al Roker. Produced for the Urban League and Thirteen/WNET.
Fannie Rushing, Highlander Center, Bill Ayers
FANNIE THERESA RUSHING is currently a professor of history and global studies at Benedictine University in Lisle Illinois. She publishes articles, organized symposia, and lectures on the African Diaspora in Latin America and the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. In addition, for the last ten years, Rushing has been the co-chair of the Chicago Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) History Project. She has spent her life investing in and uplifting Brown and Black Communities.
William Ayers, Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago (retired), founder of both the Small Schools Workshop and the Center for Youth and Society, taught courses in interpretive and qualitative research, oral history, creative non-fiction, urban school change, and teaching and the modern predicament. 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.
Ayers’ articles have appeared in many journals including the Harvard Educational Review, the Journal of Teacher Education, Teachers College Record, Rethinking Schools, The Nation, Educational Leadership, the New York Times and the Cambridge Journal of Education.
His books include with Crystal Laura and Rick Ayers “You Can’t Fire the Bad Ones!” And 18 Other Myths About Teachers, Teachers’ Unions, and Public Education (Beacon Press, 2018), Demand the Impossible! A Radical Manifesto (Haymarket Books, 2016), Teaching with Conscience in an Imperfect World: An Invitation (Teachers College Press, 2016), Public Enemy: Confessions of an American Dissident (Beacon Press, 2013), with Ryan Alexander-Tanner To Teach: The Journey in Comics (Teachers College Press, 2010), with Bernardine Dohrn Race Course: Against White Supremacy (Third World Press 2008), with Rick Ayers