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Ayers to appear as part of ECC speaker series

Published: Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 11:20 p.m. CDT

ELGIN – William Ayers, former distinguished professor of education and senior university scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will be the first guest of Elgin Community College’s 2013-14 Humanities Center Speaker Series on Thursday.

He will speak from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. in the Building G Spartan Auditorium at ECC’s Spartan Drive Campus, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.

The event is free and open to the public.

Ayers’ talk will focus on ”Democracy and Education: Teaching for Liberation.” He is founder of both the Small Schools Workshop and the Center for Youth and Society.

He has written extensively about social justice, democracy and education, the cultural contexts of schooling, and teaching as an essentially intellectual, ethical and political enterprise.

The Elgin Community College Humanities Center encourages and fosters an understanding of the central importance of the humanities in all areas of academic and creative inquiry within a framework of diversity, global and international perspectives.

For information, contact David Zacker, professor of humanities, at 847-214-7344.

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