Big Ideas Fest Speakers

Bill Ayers

Bill Ayers

William Ayers, formerly Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) has written extensively about social justice and democracy, education and the cultural contexts of schooling, and teaching as an essentially intellectual, ethical, and political enterprise. His books include A Kind and Just Parent; Teaching toward Freedom; Fugitive Days: A Memoir; Public Enemy: Confessions of an American Dissident; On the Side of the Child; Teaching the Personal and the Political; To Teach: The Journey, in Comics; Teaching toward Democracy; and Race Course: Against White Supremacy.