RF 2007 Detroit

The Rouge Forum presents

Their Wars Left Behind: Education for Action

(National Conference on How to Be Anti-War & Pro-Learning)

 THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY, MARCH 1-4, 2007

Wayne State University, Manoogian Hall (map)

NW corner of Warren & Third Street, Detroit

Thursday Night (3-1-07)

7:00- Eat dinner at the Traffic Jam then watch and discuss the documentary Sir, No Sir.

Friday (3-2-07)

9:00-9:30…….…Meet and Greet

9:30- 10:30….….Susan Ohanian, Authored Why Is Corporate America Bashing Schools? and co-authored What Happened to Recess and Why Are Our Children Kindergarten? (Room 91)

10:45-12:00…… Steve Fleury and Eugenio Basualdo, Toward Liberalizing Vocational Education

Joseph Cronin, The Knowledge Based Economy, Educational Debt, and Class Reproduction (Room 43)

Susan Newe, FAME: Finding Alternative to Military Enlistment

Nancy Patterson and Prentice Chandler, Free Speech in the Balance (Room 54)

Scott Craig, FLEX Education, (Room 91)

12:00-1:30………Lunch

1:30-2:45……….Elizabeth Jaegar, The Downer 5 and

Susan Harman (Room 43)

Steve Strauss, Global Transformation of Public Education under Neoliberal Influence

Tim Cashman, The United States and Its Wars; Mexican Teachers’ Perspective  (Room 54)

Rich GibsonWhy Have Schools

Eric Ferris, Social Class: America’s Well Kept Dirty Little Secret (Room 91)

3:00-3:30…….…George Schmidt (Room 91)

3:30-4:00……….M.L. LieblerPoetry and Music (Room 91)

8:00-A showing of A Grain of Sand, which gives background and covers events in Oaxaca, Mexico in room 91 of the Manoogian. Discussion to follow.

Saturday (3-3-07)

9:00-9:30…….…Meet and Greet

9:30- 10:30……..Patrick Shannon (Room 91)

10:45-12:00…….Fran Shor, Resisting the Socialization and Spectacles of Permanent War.”  (Room 43)

Adam Renner, The Achievement Gap in Mathematics

Carolyn Stirling, Burqas, Bombs and Bleeding Hearts: The Role(s) of Antiracist/Culturally Inclusive Education (Room 54)

Peter WerbeLearning History: Living It, Reading It, Watching It on TV (Room 91)

 12:00-1:30………Lunch

1:30-2:45……….Dave HillClass, Capital and Education in this Neoliberal NeoConservative Period

Faith Wilson, Downsized Discourse: Classroom Management, Corporate Talk, and the Shaping of Correct Workplace Attitudes (Room 43)

Michael Peterson

E. Wayne Ross (Room 54)

Nancye McCrary

Richard Kamler, Artist as Citizen in Contemporary Society (Room 91)

3:00-3:30…….…Rich GibsonWhat Do We Want From This Conference and What Shall We Do? (Room 91)

3:30-4:00…….…Alan Franklin, Music (Room 91)

7:00- Eat dinner at the Traffic Jam then watch and discuss Land, Rain, and Fire, Report from Oaxaca .

Sunday (3-4-07) 

 10:00-3:00 ………What to do? Organizing and proposals for action. (Room 91)

Schedule subject to change.  See RougeForum.org for any changes.