December 9, 2011

Friday Photo

Here is a photo I took of Bill Ayers giving a lecture during the National Communication Association in New Orleans last month. I also shot some video, including Ayers talking about about potential dangers of qualitative or oral history research (he primarily points to problem of researchers helping colonizing/military forces), Ayers talking about the power of telling and listening to stories, and Ayers talking about how to avoid self-blindness to critical social issues (pay attention, be astonished, tell about it, doubt). In the last video, he uses "Occupy Wall Street" as a main example. He is a controversial figure, but is very good at challenging people to think outside the box.

Bill Ayers


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