THE PEOPLE SPEAK . . . in Chicago!

RED-BLUEPlease join Voices of a People’s History for a free screening of Howard Zinn’s film THE PEOPLE SPEAK as part of the new Chicago Voices pilot project with a free Educators Toolkit giveaway.

Thursday, October 13, 2011
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
The University of Illinois at Chicago
800 S. Halsted (M/C 051)
Chicago, IL 60607

A screening of THE PEOPLE SPEAK (110 min) will be introduced by Chicago Voices project director Mariah Neuroth and poet, educator and activist Kevin Coval of Louder Than A Bomb: The Chicago Youth Poetry Festival, immediately followed by an opportunity for educators to sign up for and receive on the spot the free Chicago Voices Educators Toolkit.

After the screening, Chicago area public school teachers and community educators can pick up the free Chicago Voices Educators Toolkit, which includes a DVD of the film The People Speak, a preloaded 2GB carabiner USB flash drive with lesson plans, books, teaching guides, articles, and other multimedia materials for the classroom, all packaged in a cotton tote bag.Learn more about what’s in the Chicago Voices Educators Toolkit, who’s eligible for a toolkit, and how to get yours.

The People Speak is inspired by Howard Zinn’s books A People’s History of the United States – first published in 1980 and one of the bestselling history books in the United States – and the companion primary source anthology, Voices of a People’s History of the United States, edited with Anthony Arnove.

During the 2011-2012 school year, the Chicago Voices pilot project will bring free educational resources; public performing arts programming; free documentary film screenings; and, professional development workshops to educators and students in Chicago area public schools and in community and education organizations across the city. The Chicago Voices project is sponsored by Lannan Foundation, a family foundation established in Chicago in 1960, now based in Santa Fe, New Mexico.