Consuelo Flores ’06 ’08 (Los Angeles, BA, MFA) was featured by the Los Angeles Times in a cover story about the Chicano Moratorium and its vast 1970 march that ended in police brutality. Flores, who attended the march as a nine-year-old, remembers the day fifty years ago when she wore her prized red tennis shoes to “a celebratory marcha for peace”—and then the police showed up, wielding batons. Read the full story here.
What if classrooms were envisioned as a small democracy? What if our students practiced democracy in their classroom year after year? Further, what if they knew they deserved it? Kate Sipe, ’02, Antioch University Seattle MA in Education with Graduate Teacher Preparation and an adjunct faculty who teaches Classroom Management courses, published a timely post in Medium in the wake of the 2020 Presidential election about the importance of democratic schools and teaching civics to our children: “Psst… Hey teachers… Let’s teach civics in our classrooms every single day.” Start today. Start small. Just start. Let your classroom be a microcosm