Friday, October 23, 2009

Getting weird....

One of the other rally organizers asked me if I wanted to pick up on an interview spot on Chicago Public Radio (or possibly NPR?).

I said no, of course. (That "of course" will make sense to you if you've ever listened to me try to think on my feet about complicated issues.)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Barbara Ehrenreich

...spoke on campus to promote her new book, Bright-Sided. That book was finished months ago, and since then she'd spent some time on a series of very fine columns on issues relating to the financial crisis, appearing in the NY Times (one, two, three, four).

So I sent her an email over the weekend, telling her a bunch of students here were organizing for the ABA counter-convention--and she wrote back to tell me I could make a spiel at the end of her talk, which actually ended with a call to activism (the solution to our problems is not to pretend they're not real problems, but to see them clearly and work to fix them).

So that was very cool. Also: Butterflies!

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Showdown in Chicago

My chief extracurricular activity for the month of October.

More explanation to follow.