Bill Ayers, a professor of education at the University of Illinois-Chicago, became a
focal point of the 2008 presidential campaign. Described by Republican nominee John
McCain as "a washed up terrorist," Ayers was a prominent figure with Students for a
Democratic Society and the Weather Underground in the late 1960s and 1970s.
After spending several years living underground as the U.S. government pursued charges
against him that it later dropped, Ayers went on to become one of the nation's leading
voices on education reform. He will speak to Saint Mary's students about his new book,
Teaching toward Freedom: Moral Commitment and Ethical Action in the Classroom.
Sponsored by Jan Term, the Social Justice Speaker Series and the Disney Forum.
When: Wed., Jan. 28 7:30 p.m.
Where: Soda Center, Saint Mary's College, 1928 Saint Mary's Rd., Moraga