Oh boy. This is coming up on us fast.
Karen Lewis is speaking in Madison May 1st.
I do not want to miss that. YOU do not want to miss that. She delivers a good old-fashioned barn burning podium pounding address. And she can be pretty funny. And she’s got street cred like nobody’s business. For some background, and a recording of one of her rally speeches, visit my September 2012 post, “Chicago Wisconsin-style: the CTU Strike“.
Here she is delivering a speech in 2011 to the Northwest Teaching for Social Justice conference. I think this was in Seattle.
The event description below is lifted from the Isthmus Daily Page:
Rally to Defend Public Education
Center for Media & Democracy event, 7 pm, 5/1, Monona Terrace, with speakers including Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, Perrin-Whitt district (Texas) Superintendent John Kuhn; networking begins 5:30 pm. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org. 608-257-4626
Karen Lewis to Headline May 1 Rally To Defend
Public Education in Madison!
You may have heard the news: Diane Ravitch injured her knee and can’t come to Madison. But the May 1st Rally to Defend Public Education is still on with two compelling speakers who have been fighting to save our public education system from the privatizers and profiteers in two diverse corners of America.
We are incredibly fortunate to have Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis and John Kuhn, a Texas school superintendent, headlining the program for us.
The main event is at 7:00 pm at the Monona Terrace in Madison with a pre-event networking social from 5:30 – 6:45 pm.
Bring your banners, ideas, and energy — it’s time to raise the roof for public schools!
New promotional material can be found HERE. Please share it with your friends, colleagues, and groups who might wish to attend.
See you Thursday, May 1st!
The Progressive/Center for Media and Democracy
P.S. If you would like free tabling space, please email us at The Progressive with “Reserving Table Space” in the subject line — even if you contacted us previously. If you already have “Ravitch” tickets, bring those. If you don’t have tickets yet, contact us. We want to make sure we have an accurate count and get everyone’s information in advance. Because this is the start of something big!