Join the Milwaukee Chapter of the ACLU of Wisconsin for their annual meeting, “Safeguarding our Future: Education & Civil Liberties”!
With featured speaker Barbara Miner.
Barbara Miner, who has worked as a reporter, writer and editor for nearly 40 years, will receive the Eunice Z. Edgar Lifetime Achievement award.
For more than 20 years, Miner has helped lead the local and national fight against school privatization, in particular the voucher movement, and defend the inherent link between public education and democracy.
She has written for the New York Times, the Nation and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, where she currently blogs for the Purple Wisconsin project.
She is the author of the recent book “Lessons from the Heartland: A Turbulent Half-Century of Public Education in an Iconic American City” (New York: New Press, 2013).
The book won the Studs and Ida Terkel Prize, awarded annually by New Press to celebrate authors “who share Studs Terkel’s commitment to exploring aspects of America that are underrepresented by mainstream media.”
She is also the former managing editor of the educational publisher Rethinking Schools, and has co-edited numerous books on education, including “Rethinking Columbus.” Her two daughters graduated from public schools in Milwaukee.
Miner has a bachelor’s degree in journalism, a master’s degree in English literature and an associate degree in photography. In 2008 she received a Mary L. Nohl Fellowship, which led to a 60-page photo essay on North Avenue, beginning at the lakefront in Milwaukee and ending 16 miles later in Pewaukee.