The teach-ins will all take place at the First Unitarian Church of Chicago, (5650 s Woodlawn) on Thursday evenings after 7pm. The Social Justice Council of the church has officially endorsed Occupy Chicago, and now hosts bi-weekly general assemblies for Occupy the SouthSide at the time time and location on weeks when there is not a teach-in.
There will be a panel of academic and activist speakers each given a short time to present before the format opens up to allow participants to discuss and ask further questions of the panelists.
Confirmed speakers are Dr. Kenneth Saltman, Professor of Educational Policy Studies and Research at Depaul and author of “The Failure of Corporate School Reform” and Nathan Goldbaum, CTU Union Delegate and CORE member.
Unconfirmed participation from Eric Gutstein of Teachers for Social Justice and some representative from KOCO.
Future SouthSide teach-in topics include the prison-industrial complex, and other issues important to that community.
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