KPFA Radio 94.1 FM with the Oakland Education Association and the Berkeley Federation of Teachers presents Jonathan Kozol "FIRE IN THE ASHES" A Tribute to Jonathan Kozol & All Public Schoolteachers & Schoolworkers Hosted by Anthony Cody
Date of the Event: 
Friday, September 7, 2012 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

 

 

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM with the Oakland Education Association and the Berkeley

Federation of Teachers presents:

Jonathan Kozol

"FIRE IN THE ASHES: Twenty-Five Years Among the Poorest Children in America

A Tribute to Jonathan Kozol & All Public School Teachers

Hosted by Anthony Cody

Introduced by Alice Waters

                      Photo by Gloria Cruz

 

Friday, September 7, 2012 – 7:30p

 King Middle School, 1781 Rose Street, Berkeley

$12 advance tickets: brownpapertickets.com :: 800-838-3006

or Pegasus Books (3 locations), Marcus Books, Mrs. Dalloway’s, Moe’s Books,

Walden Pond, DIESEL a Bookstore, and Modern Times ($15 door)

$5 for public school teachers with ID, public school workers,

 & public school students with ID: available by calling 510.763.4020

 

 

Jonathan Kozol is the National Book Award-winning author of Savage Inequalities,
Death at an Early Age, The Shame of the Nation, Amazing Grace, Letters To a Young Teacher, Rachel and Her Children, Children of the Revolution. and The Night Is Dark and I Am Far From Home, among others. He has been working with children in inner-city schools for nearly fifty years. Jonathan will sign his new book, which will be for sale during the event.

 

“Despite the steep odds stacked against these children—which too many cannot
overcome—this is a hopeful book thanks to those who do. The incredible resilience, grit and grace of children like Pineapple are a call to urgent action.”
—Marian Wright Edelman, President, Children’s Defense Fund

 

“Jonathan Kozol is America’s premier chronicler of life among the children of societal neglect. And FIRE IN THE ASHES may be his best book yet…Kozol does not just write about these people; he becomes an intimate part of their lives, sharing their triumphs, defeats, and, too often, mourning their deaths…If you care about the children who are the future of America, this is a book you must read.”

—Ellis Cose, author of The End of Anger and The Rage of a Privileged Class

 

This special event offers gratitude and deep respect to all public school teachers and workers. Anthony Cody, event host, has taught science and math at Bret Harte Middle School in Oakland for eighteen years, has written numerous articles on teacher leadership and education policy, and has done many presentations around the US and the world. Also speaking will be Cathy Campbell (President of Berkeley Federation of Teachers) and Trish Gorham (President of Oakland Education Association).


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