Here’s what I would like today:
* Using the hashtag #WTFTI, file a series of tweets on today’s Teach-In. How many? Enough to create a blog entry with. So, think in terms of 8-10 tweets (at least.) Remember, you’re active journalists. So, talk to people. Interview people. Engage. Avoid passivity.
* From your tweets I want you to write a blog post. Deadline: 11 p.m. tonight. This would be Blog #6.
Today’s Teach-In Schedule:
11:15 Video montage
Madeleine Burrows, student from Wisconsin, Why are we here?
Melissa Urban, CEPA and Dan Clawson, Sociology, Impact on students and higher education
Jo Comerford, National Priorites Project, Impact on our communities
David Kotz, Economics, The economic crisis and the attack on unions
Sut Jhally, Communication, The media
Emily Kawano, Center for Popular Economics, Taxes and Inequality
Michael Thelwell, Afro-American Studies, Race and Inequality
Angelica Bernal, Political Science, The attack on immigrants
Dale Melcher, Labor Center, Why are unions under fire?
Jerry Friedman, Economics, Single payer heatlh care
Max Page, Art and Architecture, Taxes and revenue
Mike Fox, student trustee, Report from UMass Board of Trustees
Malcolm Chu, No One Leaves Coalition, Fighting foreclosures and evictions
Paola Ozuna and Ferd Wulkan, CEPA and PHENOM, Action for higher education
2:00 Live webcast from New York (to 124 campuses nationwide)
Frances Fox Piven, moderator
Cornel West, The crisis for communities and youth
Jeffrey Sachs, Corporate greed (wealth transfers, income inequality)
Heather McGhee, Demos, Debt (federal mortgage, students loans, etc.)
Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO, Austerity
Three activists: Wisconsin student, anti-foreclosure homeowner, UFT teacher