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Elizabeth Todd-Breland, A Political Education and William Ayers, about Becoming A Teacher in conversation with Jennifer Johnson
June 9, 2019 from 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Elizabeth Todd-Breland is author of A Political Education: Black Politics and Education Reform in Chicago Since the 1960s and assistant professor of history at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She also organizes professional development workshops and develops curricula on African American history, urban education, and racial equity.
William Ayers, Distinguished Professor of Education (retired) at the University of Illinois at Chicago, has written extensively about social justice and education and teaching as an intellectual, ethical, and political enterprise. His books include A Kind and Just Parent; Teaching toward Freedom; Fugitive Days; To Teach; and Demand the Impossible!
Jen Johnson is the Chief of Staff at the Chicago Teachers Union where she promotes social justice unionism. She taught high school history in CPS for 10 years. She has a BS from Northwestern University in Secondary Education and an MA from Northeastern Illinois University in Community and Teacher Leaders.