Photo taken by Alex Smith
“In the foreground is Bob Peterson, president of Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association, founding editor of Rethinking Schools, founder of La Escuela Fratney, a renowned champion for public education, and the husband of Barbara J. Miner (author of Lessons from the Heartland, an incredibly insightful chronicle of Milwaukee’s rich but obscured history, which is currently gaining international attention). We are beyond thrilled that he came to our event.
After waiting nearly an hour for the projector to warm-up and the sky to darken on the north facing side of the building, a lamppost in the parking lot of the former A.O. Smith plant switched on and threw out too much light pollution. So we moved all our equipment to the west side, where we had a great deal of success - and plenty of traffic, in spite of no longer having Capitol Drive’s onlookers. We had about 13 people (other than ourselves) on-site with us at the height of our exhibition, in addition to the hundreds of potential spectators who certainly must have noticed us from the street.
More to come.”