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"Special Ed: Voices From a Hidden Classroom" Poetry Reading by Dennis Bernstein
Date Saturday April 28
Time 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location Details
2969 Mission St. btwn 25th and 26th Sts., SF
Near 24th St. BART/#14, #49 MUNI
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorTeachers 4 Public Ed.
Join us for a reading by Dennis Bernstein from his newly-published (February 2012) book, Special Ed: Voices from a Hidden Classroom. People know Dennis best as the host
of KPFA Pacifica Radio’s investigative news magazine show, “Flashpoints.” He is also a published poet, whose work has appeared in the New York Quarterly, Chimaera, Texas Observer, The Progressive, ZYZZYVA, and other publications.

Special Ed: Voices from a Hidden Classroom
Poetry Reading by: Dennis Bernstein

The poems in Special Ed reflect on Dennis’s years as a Special Education teacher in New York. His first published full collection of poetry has received wide praise, including:

“Special Ed is about daily life under the siege of poverty, racism, and class warfare.”
—Anita Barrows, PhD, poet, child psychologist

“[H]is fearless pursuit of the truth about what is happening in our rapidly transforming world did not prepare me for the beauty, depth, not-one-word-mislaid perception of this amazing book”
—Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet

“Special Ed is a must read for all, to allow freedom to slip through and to tear o_ the labels that conceal the true human nature behind short, oppressing, limiting letters that specialized education is so fond of!”
—Laurence Emmanuelle Hadjas, PhD, UCLA

A book-signing will follow the reading.

Sponsors: Teachers 4 Public Ed. & ANSWER Coalition

$3-5 donation (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Light refreshments provided. Wheelchair accessible.


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Added to the calendar on Sunday Apr 15th, 2012 2:32 PM

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