***Late afternoon update
What a day! We had a wonderful show, with lots of AFT members, delegates and activists. The podcast audio is now posted above; just click the player to listen. The show will also stream in a loop tomorrow on the Radio or Not audio stream until Monday morning, when we’ll do one more live show from the convention.***
Yesterday was a busy day here at the American Federation of Teachers convention in Los Angeles. From an inspirational, fiery and fierce speech from Moral Mondays’ founder Reverend Dr. William Barber, to the always amazing AFT President Randi Weingarten‘s State of the Union address, this convention got off to a great start.
Today, the speakers include Representative Mark Takano of CA, Mark Levy- former teacher at the Mississippi Freedom Summer School, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti, and the young Chicago education activist Asean Johnson who we “met” a couple of years ago when he delivered an amazing speech at a Chicago rally against Rahm Emanuel’s planned school closings.
And that’s just the morning session!
I’ll be getting set up in the main exhibit hall for a live broadcast today, starting immediately after that morning session (which I’ll attempt to stream live too).
So, we’re planning on our special Saturday show to kick off at around 12 noon PT/ 3pm ET, with highlights from yesterday and some of today’s speakers.
In the meantime, here are the speeches from Rev. Dr. Barber and Randi Weingarten from yesterday.
Talk to you after the morning session, right here… radio or not!