Past Event

Shop Talk: To Teach, a Journey in Comics with Bill Ayers

“Myths tower above the world of teaching like giant, fire-breathing dragons,” says Bill Ayers in his new graphic memoir, To Teach: The Journey, In Comics. Chapter by chapter, sharp black-and-white drawings give life to Ayer’s vision of teaching in this extraordinary comic book. Join us at Ron’s Barber Shop for this conversation with Bill Ayers about the different struggles that teachers face.

IRRPP will provide a limited number of free books to discussion participants.

More about Bill Ayers
Bill Ayers is a school reform activist and Distinguished Professor of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is founder of the Center for Youth and Society and founder and co-director of the Small Schools Workshop. He has written extensively about social justice, democracy, and education. His book, Fugitive Days, is a memoir that chronicles the anti-war movement of the 60s.

This series is presented in partnership with The Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy (IRRPP) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and The Public Square.

Free and open to the public. For more information, call 312.422.5580. 

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