We’ve got two must-do events on the horizon for this Monday.
First, on 10/5 from 2:00-3:00 in SU 214 there is a Fall meeting of the NEIU Chapter of the State University Annuitants Association with State Representative Will Guzzardi. Representative Guzzardi is pro education, pro union and is supportive of protecting state pension benefits. All are invited! And big huge thanks to our very own Emerita Registrar Alice Medenwald who is organizing this event.
Then, second, rearrange your 10/5 office hours (that’s what I’m doing!) and bring your students to the film Education, Inc. at 4:15 in Alumni Hall. This will be the documentary’s debut screening in Illinois. Following the film, retired University of Illinois at Chicago College of Education Professor Bill Ayers will moderate a discussion with a panel that includes an individual involved in the recent Dyett High School hunger strike in Chicago. This event is sponsored by our fabulous faculty in Educational Inquiry and Curriculum Studies.
Be there people! And with both of these events remember what we are about and why public education is what we’ve devoted our lives to.