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The Teacher Strike Wave Continues! An evening with journalist Eric Blanc and Chicago teachers
October 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Eric Blanc – Formally a high school teacher in the Bay Area, Eric currently writes for Jacobin Magazine and has been crisscrossing the country to cover the latest teachers strikes that have rocked the US from West Virginia to Washington. Eric will provide updates and analysis on the teacher movement highlighted in his upcoming book, Red State Revolt.
Kenzo Shibata – A founding member of the Caucus of Rank-and-File Educators (CORE), Kenzo has worked for the Illinois Federation of Teachers and now teaches in CPS. He is also a member of the Chicago DSA Labor Working Group. Kenzo will discuss developments in teacher organizing in Illinois.
Stacy Davis Gates – As a former high school history teacher and political director of the Chicago Teachers Union, Stacy brings a deep understanding of our historical and political landscape to her new position as CTU’s Vice President. She will discuss the political situation and teaching conditions in Illinois and what potential there is for state-wide action.
We’ll have pizza! Sponsored by: The Caucus of Rank-and-File Educators (CORE), In These Times Magazine, The Chicago DSA Labor Working Group, Jacobin Magazine